Matthew Hulsizer’s Top Long Positions: Apple Inc. (AAPL), Yum! Brands, Inc. (YUM), American Airlines Group Inc (AAL)

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Matthew Hulsizer’s Peak6 Capital Management has recently filed its 13F with the SEC for the second quarter of 2015. According to the filing, the fund holds an equity portfolio of $16.81 billion as of the end of June, with its primary investments in consumer discretionary and information technology sectors. The portfolio is highly diversified and its top 10 holdings represent 5.70% of its overall value. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Yum! Brands, Inc. (NYSE:YUM), American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL) are among the top three equity investments of Peak6 Capital Management.

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Matthew Hulsizer and Jennifer Just co-founded the firm in 1997 and it operates as a subsidiary of Peak6 Investment LP. Matthew Hulsizer appeared in the spotlights in 2011, when he attempted to buy Phoenix Coyotes, although he later withdrew the bid.

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Peak6 Capital Management has a stake worth $58.91 million in Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL), which contains 469,688 shares. The investor has reduced its investment in the iPhone maker by 54% in comparison with the previous quarter. The shares of Apple Inc (NASDAQ:AAPL) have taken a hit in the past couple of weeks and are down by 13.22% on the back of quarterly financial results disclosed on July 21. It might be too soon to consider it a trend, but among the hedge funds we track at Insider Monkey, many investors reduced their exposure to Apple during the second quarter, although a clearer picture will be available after the end of the current round of 13F filings. However, among the funds that have already disclosed their equity portfolios for the end of June, Bridgewater Associates, Giovine Capital, Zweig Dimenna Partners, McKinley Capital Management, and Columbus Circle Investors reported cutting their stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL). These investors seem to have anticipated a slowdown of Apple’s sales in some key markets such as China, as well as weak sales for its new Apple Watch. However, one of the largest shareholders of Apple from our database, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management inched up its position in the company to 11.01 million shares held at the end of June.

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