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The Most Popular Stocks This 13F Season

The Most Popular Stocks This 13F Season

Investors holding stocks in different companies take a stand based on the stakes held or increased by financial institutions. As top funds are the major investors in the market, retail investors often take a cue from their actions to support taking a position in certain names.

Therefore, Form 13F, which is filed by all the financial institutions having investments of more than $100 million, provide enough scope for investors to determine the most popular stocks each quarter.

Related Link: A How-To Guide For 13F Season

Let's look at some of the institutions' picks in the second quarter:

Paulson & Co

Paulson & Co boosted its stakes in:

  • Facebook Inc (NASDAQ: FB).
  • Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE: BSX).
  • Rite Aid Corporation (NYSE: RAD).
  • Office Depot Inc (NASDAQ: ODP).


Corvex lifted its stake in the following:

  • TeamHealth Holdings Inc (NYSE: TMH).
  • Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE: SIG).
  • Pandora Media Inc (NYSE: P).

Envision Healthcare Holdings Inc (NYSE: EVHC) and B/E Aerospace Inc (NASDAQ: BEAV) are the fresh picks in the second quarter.


Chanos' Kynikos picked up stakes in:

  • Crown Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: CCK).
  • Energizer Holdings Inc (NYSE: ENR).
  • FireEye Inc (NASDAQ: FEYE).


Soros picked fresh stake in:

  • Spirit Airlines Incorporated (NASDAQ: SAVE).
  • Rovi Corporation (NASDAQ: ROVI).


Elliot acquired fresh stakes in:

  • PulteGroup, Inc. (NYSE: PHM).
  • Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ: MENT).
  • Cabelas Inc (NYSE: CAB).
  • Imperva Inc (NYSE: IMPV).


Greenlight boosted its stakes in:

  • General Motors Company (NYSE: GM).
  • Hertz Global Holdings, Inc (NYSE: HTZ).
  • AmerisourceBergen Corp. (NYSE: ABC).
  • Rite Aid.

Carl Icahn

Carl Icahn picked up a stake in Allergan plc Ordinary Shares (NYSE: AGN).


Berkshire increased its stake in Apple Inc.(NASDAQ: AAPL) and Philips 66 (NYSE: PSX).

Tiger Global

Tiger Global boosted its stake in:

  •, Inc. (NASDAQ: AMZN).
  • Charter Communications, Inc. (NASDAQ: CHTR).
  • Priceline Group Inc (NASDAQ: PCLN).
  • Restaurant Brands International Inc (NYSE: QSR).


Cooperman's Omega showed interest in airlines companies by picking up Delta Air Lines, Inc. (NYSE: DAL) and United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE: UAL). The company also boosted its stake in Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ: EA), Allergan and Altisource Portfolio Solutions S.A. (NASDAQ: ASPS).

Jana Partners

Jana Partners initiated stake in:

  • ConAgra Foods Inc (NYSE: CAG).
  • Time Inc (NYSE: TIME).
  • Expedia Inc (NASDAQ: EXPE).

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