20 Most Popular Stocks Among Hedge Funds in Q1 of 2019

Here’s another interesting list from Insider Monkey, the compilation of the 20 most popular stocks among hedge funds in Q1 of 2019. Many investors think that hedge funds are not so attractive as before, and it can’t beat the market. Many famous hedge funds don’t report to hedge fund databases; those who report they do because their portfolios are hedged.

Concerning to Insider Monkey’s reasearch it’s not a good idea to invest directly in a hedge fund. It’s because that it’s not wise to pay a fortune for hedge funds’ stock picks, as you can purchuse them for free via SEC filings. We have brought up with 20 of the most popular stocks from Insider Monkey’s compilation. More than half of them outperformed the market. Now without a further ado, let’s check out the¬†20 most popular stocks among hedge funds in Q1 of 2019.

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20. Adobe Inc. (NASDAQ:ADBE)

Number of Hedge Funds: 86

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $8.97 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 11.7%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 5.8%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 18.0%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Stephen Mandel, Cliff Asness

19. Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)

Number of Hedge Funds: 87

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $6.3 million

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 11.8%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 8.9%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 36.1%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Boykin Curry

18. Citigroup Inc. (NYSE:C)

Number of Hedge Funds: 87

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $9.2 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 11.8%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 4.6%

52-Week Return (through May 22): -6.6%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Jeffrey Ubben

17. Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (NYSE:BRK-B)

Number of Hedge Funds: 91

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $20.1 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 12.3%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 0.9%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 2.3%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Bill Gates,Warren Buffett, Boykin Curry

16. PayPal Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:PYPL)

Number of Hedge Funds: 93

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $3.6 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 12.6%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 8.3%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 39.5%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Dan Loeb, Philippe Laffont

15. salesforce.com, inc. (NYSE:CRM)

Number of Hedge Funds: 93

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $5.2 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 12.6%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): -0.5%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 25.7%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Ken Fisher, Chase Coleman

14. Mastercard Incorporated (NYSE:MA)

Number of Hedge Funds: 94

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $11.6 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 12.7%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 9.3%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 34.8%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Tom Russo,Warren Buffett

13. Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX)

Number of Hedge Funds: 96

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $9.4 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 13.0%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 0.9%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 8.5%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Chase Coleman, Daniel Sundheim

12. Bank of America Corporation (NYSE:BAC)

Number of Hedge Funds: 96

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $29.1 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 13.0%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 3.3%

52-Week Return (through May 22): -5.9%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders:Warren Buffett

11. Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Number of Hedge Funds: 98

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $55.1 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 13.3%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): -3.4%

52-Week Return (through May 22): -0.9%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Warren Buffett, Steve Cohen

10. JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)

Number of Hedge Funds: 100

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $10.3 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 13.6%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 10.3%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 0.9%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Warren Buffett, Cliff Asness

9. Celgene Corporation (NASDAQ:CELG)

Number of Hedge Funds: 101

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $11.1 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 13.7%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 2.1%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 25.8%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Daniel S. Och, George Soros

8. The Walt Disney Company (NYSE:DIS)

Number of Hedge Funds: 114

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $7.0 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 15.4%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 20.6% (Disney is a new top 10 hedge fund holding)

52-Week Return (through May 22): 30.7%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Daniel Sundheim, Israel Englander

7. Alibaba Group Holding Limited (NYSE:BABA)

Number of Hedge Funds: 117

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $13.9 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 15.9%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): -12.9%

52-Week Return (through May 22): -18.9%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Stephen Mandel, Julian Robertson

6. Visa Inc. (NYSE:V)

Number of Hedge Funds: 124

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $13.2 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 16.8%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 5.3%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 26.5%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Dan Loeb, Warren Buffett

5. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Number of Hedge Funds: 133

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $13.6 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 18.0%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): -1.9%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 7.6%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Leon Cooperman, Julian Roberston

4. Alphabet Inc. (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Number of Hedge Funds: 147

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $11.12 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 19.9%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): -1.8%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 7.5%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Ken Fisher, Larry Robbins

3. Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Number of Hedge Funds: 166

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $19.4 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 22.5%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 4.4%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 17.6%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Stephen Mandel, Daniel S. Och

2. Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Number of Hedge Funds: 170

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions:$24.8 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 23.0%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 8.7%

52-Week Return (through May 22): 33.1%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Stanley Druckenmiller, Boykin Curry

1. Facebook, Inc. (NASDAQ:FB)

Number of Hedge Funds: 176

Total Dollar Amount of Long Hedge Fund Positions: $18.35 billion

Percent of Hedge Funds with Long Positions: 23.8%

2nd Quarter Return (through May 22): 11.2% (New top position for hedge funds)

52-Week Return (through May 22): 0.8%

Noteworthy Hedge Fund Shareholders: Brad Gerstner, Julian Robertson

This was the list of the 20 most popular stocks among hedge funds in Qi of 2019. We hope you found it interesting!

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