SLIDESHOW: Whale Watchers Pile In As Hedge Funds File 13Fs; Many Funds Showing QoQ Declines
Wednesday marked the last day Wall Street's hedge-fund managers could have filed their 13Fs for the latest quarter.
"Whale watchers," a term coined by financial media sources for those who love to following these high-profile traders into positions, have been tuned into the SEC's EDGAR website over the last few days awaiting quarterly results from the likes of Warren Buffett, Carl Icahn, David Einhorn and John Paulson.
Below are some highlights from the filings. (At the time of the publishing of this article, Buffett's Berkshire had not yet hit.)
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Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises
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David Einhorn's Greenlight Capital
New stakes in Rite-Aid (NYSE: RAD), ING USA (NYSE: VOYA), liquidated stakes in Microsoft (NASDAQ: MSFT), Seagate Technologies (NYSE: STX), CBS (NYSE: CBS). Einhorn raised positions in Aetna (NYSE: AET) and the Gold Miners ETF (NYSE: GDX) and lowered stakes in Computer Sciences (NYSE: CSC) and Delphi (NASDAQ: DLPH). The value of Einhorn's fund was down more than 18 percent to around $5.3 billion.
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Bill Ackman's Pershing Square
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Dan Loeb's Third Point
Showed new positions in Disney (NYSE: DIS), Marathon Petroleum (NYSE: MPC), Elan (NYSE: ELN) and CF Industries (NYSE: CF). Showed no stake in AbbVie (NASDAQ: ABBV) or SPDR Gold Trust ETF. The fund reduced stakes in AIG (NYSE: AIG), Anadarko (NYSE: APC), Tiffany's (NYSE: TIF) and 21st Century Fox (NASDAQ: FOXA). The value of Loeb's fund fell nearly 17 percent to $4.41 billion.
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George Soros' Soros Management
Raised stakes in Amazon.com (NASDAQ: AMZN), Apple (NASDAQ: AAPL) and Boeing (NYSE: BA). Soros reduced his positions in Netflix (NASDAQ: NFLX) and Wal-Mart (NYSE: WMT) and took a new stake in T-Mobile USA (NASDAQ: TMUS). Soros sold out of his position in DaVita (NYSE: DVA). The value of Soros' fund was up more than 7.7 percent to $9.22 billion.
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Steven Cohen's SAC Capital
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John Paulson's Paulson & Co.
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Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine
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Ralph Whitworth's Relational Investors