Hedge funds love these 25 stocks

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  • WalletHub analyzed financial disclosures for 100 of the largest hedge funds.
  • The firm put together a list of their favorite stocks, including which moved up or down from previous quarters.

Each quarter, hedge funds must disclose their holdings of publicly traded companies.

WalletHub, a personal finance site, analyzed those disclosures for the top 100 hedge funds to see what stocks they were buying up – and which they were selling – from quarter to quarter.

These investors include Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway; Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates, the world’s largest hedge fund, and other well known funds like David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management and Daniel Loeb’s Third Point Capital.

“To construct the ‘Most Popular Stocks’ list, we looked at each of the over 400 funds’ positions, added up the positions for the same stock and rank-ordered the stocks by their total holdings value,” WalletHub said, adding that the report is based only on equities, not depository receipts, bonds, or any other public investments.

Boeing was the biggest loser on this quarter’s list, moving down 10 spots compared to the previous quarter, while Intel was the biggest winner, climbing 10 spots.

Scroll through to see the favorite stocks of the 100 largest hedge funds in the first quarter of 2018:


25. AbbVie

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Markets Insider

Ticker: ABBV

Change in ranking from last quarter: -4

Year-to-date performance: +4.4%


24. Cisco

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Ticker: CSCO

Change in ranking from last quarter: -5

Year-to-date performance: +11.24%


23. Broadcom

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Ticker: AVGO

Change in ranking from last quarter: -3

Year-to-date performance: -9.75%


22. Berkshire Hathaway

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Markets Insider

Ticker: BKRB

Change in ranking from last quarter: First time on the list

Year-to-date performance: -1.48%


21. Boeing

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Ticker: BA

Change in ranking from last quarter: -10

Year-to-date performance: +20%


20. Adobe

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Ticker: ADBE

Change in ranking from last quarter: First time on the list

Year-to-date performance: +36.3%


19. Home Depot

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Ticker: HD

Change in ranking from last quarter: -1

Year-to-date performance: -1.58%


18. Booking Holdings

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Yahoo Finance

Ticker: BKNG

Change in ranking from last quarter: First time on the list

Year-to-date performance: +16.84%


17. Coca-Cola

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Ticker: KO

Change in ranking from last quarter: Unchanged

Year-to-date performance: -7.3%


16. Johnson & Johnson

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Ticker: JNJ

Change in ranking from last quarter: Unchanged

Year-to-date performance: -12.5%


15. Intel

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Ticker: INTC

Change in ranking from last quarter: +10

Year-to-date performance: +13.5%


14. Comcast

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Ticker: CMCSA

Change in ranking from last quarter: -1

Year-to-date performance: -23.2%


13. Citigroup

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Ticker: C

Change in ranking from last quarter: -1

Year-to-date performance:v -7.02%


12. Mastercard

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Ticker: MA

Change in ranking from last quarter: +2

Year-to-date performance: +25%


11. Netflix

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Ticker: NFLX

Change in ranking from last quarter: +4

Year-to-date performance: +73.76%


10. Visa

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Ticker: V

Change in ranking from last quarter: -1

Year-to-date performance: +14.24%


9. Bank of America

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Ticker: BAC

Change in ranking from last quarter: -1

Year-to-date performance: +0.94%


8. UnitedHealth

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Ticker: UNH

Change in ranking from last quarter: +2

Year-to-date performance: +9.98%


7. Wells Fargo

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Ticker: WFC

Change in ranking from last quarter: -1

Year-to-date performance: -10.31%


6. JPMorgan Chase

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Ticker: JPM

Change in ranking from last quarter: +1

Year-to-date performance: +2.48%


5. Alphabet

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Ticker: GOOG

Change in ranking from last quarter: Unchanged

Year-to-date performance: +0.66%


4. Facebook

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Ticker: FB

Change in ranking from last quarter: Unchanged

Year-to-date performance: +2.51%


3. Apple

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Ticker: AAPL

Change in ranking from last quarter: Unchanged

Year-to-date performance: +8.88%


2. Amazon

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Ticker: AMZN

Change in ranking from last quarter: Unchanged

Year-to-date performance: +34.91%


1. Microsoft

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Ticker: MSFT

Change in ranking from last quarter: Unchanged

Year-to-date performance: +13.8%