It’s that time of the year again. Hedge fund managers far and wide are filing their quarterly holdings reports, revealing what they’ve been up to as of late. It’s a lot of information to sift through, so we’ve gone ahead and focused on the movements of la crème de la crème on Wall Street, taking a look at where billionaire investors like Warren Buffett, George Soros, David Einhorn and Carl Icahn placed their chips in Q3 2013.
Hedge fund holdings in tech companies
Tech continues to be a clear favorite among investors, with Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Priceline.com Inc (NASDAQ:PCLN) and Qualcomm, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM) catching the eye of several. Finance is, unsurprisingly, also a biggie, with a number of billionaires betting on American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C) and Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC). A few have jumped onto the Netflix bandwagon – a rising star in the market that continues to outperform. And a number of long-standing market staples continue to be preferred picks, including The Coca-Cola Company (NYSE:KO), General Motors Company (NYSE:GM) and International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM).
Of course, these billionaires have many more tricks up their sleeves (and much more pull in the companies they’re picking). Moreover, there’s a 45-day time lag in the mix to keep in mind as well.
That being said, it’s worth taking a look at where the smart money’s going regardless. Case in point: if you’d invested in these 30 stocks in Q4 (as tracked by the iBillionaire Index), your performance would have been +3.16%, as opposed to +2.41% with the S&P 500.
Hedge fund holdings: Top 30 stocks
Without further ado, here are the 30 stocks financial billionaires like best, ordered by number of holders:
Robertson, Steyer, Loeb, Tepper, Mandel, Soros, Dalio
Einhorn, Icahn, Tepper, Soros, Dalio, Chilton
American Int. Group
Berkowitz, Loeb, Cooperman, Tepper, Soros, Chilton
Coleman, Mandel, Robertson, Steyer, Soros, Dalio
Coleman, Mandel, Lemann, Chilton, Loeb, Steyer
Coleman, Robertson, Mandel, Chilton, Buffett, Dalio
21st Century Fox
Coleman, Lemann, Steyer, Mandel, Loeb
Mandel, Cooperman, Robertson, Tepper, Dalio
Einhorn, Tepper, Buffett, Soros
Tepper, Cooperman, Paulson, Berkowitz
Coleman, Cooperman, Soros, Dalio
Loeb, Soros, Paulson, Chilton
International Paper Co
Loeb, Lemann, Soros, Dalio
CF Industries Holdings
Loeb, Soros, Chilton, Dalio
Wells Fargo & Co.
Buffett, Chilton, Berkowitz
Loeb, Coleman, Steyer
Buffett, Chilton, Dalio
Buffett, Mandel, Dalio
Buffett, Dalio, Chilton
Icahn, Coleman, Soros
Icahn, Cooperman, Tepper
Icahn, Berkowitz, Dalio
Einhorn, Paulson, Dalio
Coca Cola Enterprises
Goodyear Tire & R.