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CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Big Investors Are Buying Aeropostale Inc (ARO), News Corp (NWSA) & More

The most comprehensive look at the portfolios of hedge funds and other major investors comes in the form of quarterly 13Fs, which we use to help us develop......(read more)
insider trading

Insider Trading Alert: Michael Kors Holdings Ltd (KORS), Southwestern Energy Company (SWN) & More

There are a number of reasons why company insiders might choose to sell some of their stock. Buying additional stock in the company, and therefore increasing......(read more)
VALUEACT CAPITAL

Adobe Systems Incorporated (ADBE), Gardner Denver, Inc. (GDI): Can Retail Investors Outperform The 13D Activist Fund On Their Own?

Earlier this month we reported on the 13D Activist Fund, a long-only fund which invests in stocks targeted by activist investors (as disclosed in 13D......(read more)
Howard Hughes Corp (NYSE:HHC)

Five Small Cap Stocks Insiders Are Crazy About, Including Howard Hughes Corp (HHC) & Halcon Resources Corp (HK)

Our research on insider trading patterns has concluded that stocks bought by insiders tend to outperform the market following these purchases, particularly......(read more)
Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds

Even After Dell Inc. (DELL) Stalemate, Icahn Is Still A Success

On September 9th, billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn, who manages Icahn Capital (find Icahn’s favorite stocks), conceded his battle over Dell......(read more)
Can hedge funds beat the market

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX), Motorola Solutions Inc (MSI): Is An Activist-Mimicking Mutual Fund A Smart Investment?

At Insider Monkey, we use a number of techniques to track investment activity by hedge funds and other notable investors. Our research has shown that......(read more)
best gold ETF

Most Popular ETFs Hedge Funds Are Crazy About

What are the most popular ETFs? Exchange-traded funds provide liquid ways for investors, including billionaire hedge fund managers, to take large positions......(read more)
David Einhorn Greenlight Capital

Apple Inc. (AAPL), China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (CHL): Billionaire David Einhorn Had A Good August. How?

The S&P 500 index fell 3% during the month of August, but billionaire David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital managed a 1% gain for the month according......(read more)
George Soros, David Einhorn

We Know David Einhorn & George Soros Love Apple Inc. (AAPL)’s Value. What Else?

In August, billionaire David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital and billionaire George Soros’s Soros Fund Management filed their 13Fs for the second quarter......(read more)
Raj Rajaratnam thinking

Corporate Execs Are Bulking Up On Duke Energy Corp (DUK), Apache Corporation (APA) & More

It’s sometimes said that company insiders have many reasons to sell a stock, but only one reason to buy: they are confident enough in the business’......(read more)
hedge funds vs. mutual funds

Warren Buffett & His Billionaire Buddies Going Bonkers On General Motors Company (GM), Visa Inc (V)

Our research shows that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds (as determined by quarterly 13F filings) outperform the S&P 500 by 18......(read more)
Jony Ive, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

How Much Can China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (CHL) Help Apple Inc. (AAPL)?

China Mobile Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:CHL)’s massive subscriber base- of about 700 million users, just over 60% of Chinese wireless market share- has been a......(read more)
RENAISSANCE TECHNOLOGIES

Renaissance Technologies Is Behind Apple Inc. (AAPL) All The Way. What About Microsoft Corporation (MSFT)?

We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, including Renaissance Technologies, the large and highly successful......(read more)
Steven Cohen

Hedge Funds Are Buying J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) And More

There are a number of methods for tracking investment activity from hedge funds and other major investors. These market players file 13Fs on a quarterly......(read more)
Verizon Vodafone

Will A Post-Verizon Communications Inc. (VZ) Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (VOD) Be A Buy?

Billionaire David Einhorn’s dream came true- partially. In his 2012 end of the year letter, the head of Greenlight Capital had identified a potential......(read more)
CITADEL INVESTMENT GROUP

Billionaire Ken Griffin Thinks Apple Inc. (AAPL) Is Cheap. What About His Other Picks?

Many investors and market watchers claim that quarterly 13Fs from hedge funds are of limited use to mom-and-pop traders. However, we have done extensive......(read more)
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (NASDAQ:GMCR)

Insider Buying Alert: Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX), Green Mountain Coffee Roasters Inc. (GMCR), TASER International, Inc. (TASR)

Our research on insider trading activity has highlighted the fact that studies generally show a small outperformance effect for stocks bought by insiders......(read more)
Carl Icahn - Icahn Capital Lp

Kinder Morgan Inc (KMI), BP plc (ADR) (BP): Hedge Funds’ Favorite Dividend Energy Stock Picks

At Insider Monkey, we track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors for a variety of purposes. For one, we’ve......(read more)
David Einhorn Greenlight Capital

General Motors Company (GM), Apple Inc. (AAPL), Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH): 3 Stocks Billionaires David Einhorn and David Tepper Love

Billionaire David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management has been one of the top performers out of large hedge funds in 2013, helping the billionaire swell his......(read more)
David Shaw

Pfizer Inc. (PFE) & Johnson & Johnson (JNJ) In Billionaire David Shaw’s Top Dividend Picks

Many market watchers believe that quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds are of no use to most investors, but we have shown that this is false in at least......(read more)
Ken Fisher FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT

Philip Morris International Inc. (PM), Lorillard Inc. (LO): Five Consumer Dividend Stocks With Sustainable Payouts

Some common concerns for income investors include building a portfolio which is diversified in a number of ways- including investments in dividend stocks......(read more)
hedge funds vs. mutual funds

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Johnson & Johnson (JNJ): Buffett & Soros Are Bullish Here

Billionaire George Soros is best known for his success as a global macro investor, particularly in currency instruments, but his hedge fund Soros Fund......(read more)
David Tepper

Citigroup Inc. (C), The Goodyear Tire & Rubber Company (GT) Among Billionaire David Tepper’s Long Term Stock Picks

Quarterly 13F filings from hedge funds and other major investors disclose many of these investment managers’ long equity positions as of the end of......(read more)
Andreas Halvorsen

Equinix Inc (EQIX), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP)–Hedge Fund Battleground Stocks: What Should You Do?

A popular misconception among investors is that the rounds of 13F filings released by hedge funds and other notable investors several weeks after the......(read more)
David Shaw

Newmont Mining Corp (NEM), Iron Mountain Incorporated (IRM), American Eagle Outfitters (AEO): Hedge Funds Love These Dividend Stocks–And They’re On Sale Now

You might know it, but you have hundreds of unpaid interns pitching you investment ideas. And these aren’t a bunch of college kids- they’re hedge......(read more)
Lone Pine Capital 2015 Q2 Investor Letter

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (WMT), Lowe’s Companies, Inc. (LOW) & More: The Smart Money’s Top 10 Retail Plays

In August, hundreds of hedge funds and other major investors filed their 13Fs for the second quarter of 2013 (disclosing many of their long equity positions......(read more)
Ken Fisher - FISHER ASSET MANAGEMENT

Pfizer Inc. (PFE), Gilead Sciences, Inc. (GILD), Merck & Co., Inc. (MRK) Among Hedge Funds’ Favorite Pharma Stocks

We maintain a database of quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors. Our research has shown that this information......(read more)
YORK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

PetroLogistics LP (PDH), Spectra Energy Corp. (SE): Billionaire Dinan’s Income Picks Include Some Risky Dividend Monsters

Several weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds such as billionaire James Dinan’s York Capital Management file 13Fs with the SEC. We track......(read more)
APPALOOSA MANAGEMENT LP

American International Group Inc (AIG), Citigroup Inc. (C) & JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM) Lead The Most Popular Financial Stocks In The Hedge Fund Industry

There are a number of things we look for when hedge funds and other major investors release their quarterly 13F filings. Of course, any new picks from......(read more)
Millennium Management, Catapult Capital Management

Exxon Mobil Corporation (XOM), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC) Among The 10 Most Popular Energy Stocks Among Hedge Funds

Several weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other major investors file 13Fs with the SEC to disclose many of their long equity positions......(read more)
MOORE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Whole Foods Market, Inc. (WFM): Meet The Stocks Hedge Funds Are Dumping Like Crazy

We maintain a database of quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors. There are a variety of uses for this information......(read more)
Warren Buffett

Warren Buffett and Insiders are Betting On General Motors Company (GM) & More

Quarterly filings from Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway are highly anticipated in the financial community- many investors and market watchers are......(read more)
Lone Pine Capital 2015 Q2 Investor Letter

Cognizant Technology Solutions Corp (CTSH), Mead Johnson Nutrition CO (MJN): Billionaire Stephen Mandel Likes These Bulls

Earlier in August, billionaire and Tiger Cub Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital filed its 13F for the second quarter of 2013 with the SEC, disclosing......(read more)
Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:QCOR)

Questcor Pharmaceuticals Inc (QCOR), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP): Hedge Funds, Not So Good At Shorting, Great At Picking Small Caps

So far this year, the 30 most widely shorted stocks from the beginning of 2013- as measured by the number of shares short as a percentage of the float......(read more)
Third Point 2014 Q3 Investor Letter

American International Group Inc (AIG), Tiffany & Co. (TIF): Insiders Have Been Buying These Dan Loeb Picks

Insider Monkey tracks quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds, including billionaire Dan Loeb’s Third Point. We’ve found that these filings......(read more)
Can hedge funds beat the market

Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP): Ackman Is Just One Of Many Short Sellers Having a Tough 2013

Recently, Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) climbed above $60, meaning that billionaire Bill Ackman’s Pershing Square is finally underwater from its short......(read more)
George Soros and Bill Ackman

United Rentals, Inc. (URI), Visteon Corp (VC), Tripadvisor Inc (TRIP): Actually, Hedge Funds’ Small Cap Picks Are Crushing the Market This Year

Related tickers: United Rentals, Inc. (NYSE:URI), Visteon Corp (NYSE:VC), Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP), W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), Marvell......(read more)
CAPITAL GROWTH MANAGEMENT

Ken Heebner’s Top Stock Picks: Citigroup Inc. (C), Morgan Stanley (MS), and More

We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, including Ken Heebner’s Capital Growth Management. According......(read more)
Third Point 2014 Q3 Investor Letter

Billionaire Dan Loeb’s Latest Picks Include CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (CF), Sony Corporation (ADR) (SNE)

We track quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds and other notable investors, including billionaire Dan Loeb’s Third Point. These filings......(read more)
MOORE GLOBAL INVESTMENTS

JPMorgan Chase & Co. (JPM), Citigroup Inc. (C) Among Billionaire Louis Bacon’s Favorite Buys

Many market watchers claim that hedge funds’ quarterly 13F filings are a waste of time, but we disagree; in fact, we think that there are a number of......(read more)
Andreas Halvorsen

Comcast Corporation (CMCSA), Time Warner Inc (TWX), Intuitive Surgical, Inc. (ISRG) Are On Billionaire Andreas Halvorsen’s ‘Top Pick’ List

In August, billionaire Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global filed its 13F for the second quarter of 2013 with the SEC, disclosing many of its long equity......(read more)
YORK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

Elan Corporation, plc (ADR) (ELN), Actavis Inc (ACT): Billionaire James Dinan Liked Pharmaceuticals Last Quarter

Several weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other major investors are required to file 13Fs with the SEC to disclose many of their long......(read more)
OMEGA ADVISORS

Sprint Corporation (S), QUALCOMM, Inc. (QCOM): Billionaire Leon Cooperman Bought More Communications Tech Last Quarter

Our research shows that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year (learn more......(read more)
Carl Icahn - Icahn Capital Lp

Carl Icahn Has Been Buying Up Dell Inc. (DELL) and Nuance Communications Inc. (NUAN)

In August, billionaire activist investor Carl Icahn’s Icahn Capital filed its 13F for the second quarter of 2013 with the SEC. Many of the fund’s......(read more)
hedge fund research

George Soros’s Hedge Fund Bullish On J.C. Penney Company, Inc. (JCP) & Herbalife Ltd. (HLF), Selling Airlines

Billionaire George Soros is best known for its profitable macro investments, particularly in currency instruments, but his hedge fund Soros Fund Management......(read more)
PERSHING SQUARE

Billionaire Bill Ackman Was Loving Air Products & Chemicals, Inc. (APD) In Q2

Pershing Square, managed by billionaire Bill Ackman, has been mocked quite a bit this year for its short position in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF) but the......(read more)
best gold ETF

Billionaire John Paulson Traded Gold For Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (FDO) Last Quarter

During the second quarter of 2013, billionaire John Paulson’s Paulson & Co. cut its holdings of the GLD ETF by about half as the fund accepted that......(read more)
TRIAN PARTNERS

Billionaire Nelson Peltz Was Bidding For E I Du Pont De Nemours And Co (DD), Sothebys (BID) In Q2

Several weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other notable investors file 13Fs with the SEC to disclose many of their long equity positions......(read more)
BP CAPITAL

T. Boone Pickens Buys More Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (SU), Cuts Marathon Petroleum Corp (MPC) & Phillips 66 (PSX)

After making billions in the oilfield, T. Boone Pickens began investing in the public markets (primarily in energy) and issues quarterly 13F filings through......(read more)
Paul Singer ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT

Billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management Likes NetApp Inc. (NTAP) & Dell Inc. (DELL)

Insider Monkey tracks quarterly 13F filings from hundreds of hedge funds, including billionaire Paul Singer’s Elliott Management. We’ve developed......(read more)
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