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SOURCE S&P Capital IQ
Millennium Management up to 3rd; Info Tech and Healthcare Top Sector Buys, Financials Biggest Sell; Ackman Sparks Interest in Allergan; Apple, Netflix Hot; 21st Century Fox, Verizon, and Time Warner Not
NEW YORK, Aug. 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- S&P Capital IQ, a leading provider of multi-asset class research data and insights, today released its review of 2014 Q2 13F filings by US-based pure play hedge funds. The quarterly S&P Capital IQ Hedge Fund Tracker is the only aggregate analysis of hedge fund stock ownership of its kind to spotlight trends of hedge fund investment in specific stocks and sectors. It finds that information technology and healthcare stocks saw the largest growth in new hedge fund buying activity during Q2 2014, with Allergan and Apple as the most popular individual stocks. A copy of S&P Capital IQ's Q2 Hedge Fund Tracker Report can be found here.
"Both institutional and retail investors share an enormous interest in where the largest hedge funds put their money. By analyzing recent filings as well as the S&P Capital IQ's Holding Aggregator and Investor Profile Reports, we are able to get a unique level of visibility into the opaque world of hedge fund investment strategy," said Pavle Sabic, Financial Risk Manager, S&P Capital IQ. "We believe that making this type of information more widely available not only improves market transparency, it provides valuable information for investors who are looking to glean insight from some of the world's most sophisticated investors."
Following is a summary of S&P Capital IQ's findings:
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