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SLIDESHOW: Whale Watchers Pile In As Hedge Funds File 13Fs; Many Funds Showing QoQ Declines

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.)

  • Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises

    Carl Icahn's Icahn Enterprises

    Icahn showed 156 million share stake in Dell (NASDAQ: DELL), a 16.97 million share stake in Herbalife (NYSE: HLF), which is up modestly from the previous quarter and raised stake in Nuance Communications (NASDAQ: NUAN) to around 31.5 million shares.

  • Bill Ackman's Pershing Square

    Bill Ackman's Pershing Square

    Showed no stake in Modelez (NASDAQ: MDLZ). Showed a new stake in Air Products (NYSE: APD) and reduced stakes in P&G (NYSE: PG) and General Growth Properties (NYSE: GGP). The value of Pershing Square rose nearly 9 percent to around $10.95 billion over the quarter.


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  • Dan Loeb's Third Point

    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

    George Soros' Soros Management

    Raised stakes in (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

    Steven Cohen's SAC Capital

    Raised stakes in AOL (NYSE: AOL) and Activision Blizzard (NASDAQ: ATVI), lowered stakes in AT&T (NYSE: T) and Oracle (NASDAQ: ORCL) and opened a 4.98 million share stake in Facebook (NASDAQ: FB). The value of the fund was down 12 percent to over $18 billion.


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  • John Paulson's Paulson & Co.

    John Paulson's Paulson & Co.

    Slashed stake in SPDR Gold Trust ETF (NYSE: GLD) from over 10 million shares to nearly 22 million shares. The value of Paulson's fund was down about 20 percent to around $14.2 billion.


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  • Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine

    Stephen Mandel's Lone Pine

    Opened new positions in AmEx (NYSE: AXP), Coach (NYSE: COH) and Hertz (NYSE: HTZ). Sold out of lululemon (NASDAQ: LULU), Disney, and AIG.


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  • Ralph Whitworth's Relational Investors

    Ralph Whitworth's Relational Investors

    Opened new positions in Terex (NYSE: TEX) and Eastman Chemical (NYSE: EMN) and sold out of CVS (NYSE: CVS).


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