These Are the Most Popular Hedge Fund Stocks

Hedge funds stuck to a lot of their favorites in the first quarter — but there were also several stocks that gained many new hedge fund investors, according to Novus.

(Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)

(Brent Lewin/Bloomberg)

Microsoft and once again remained the two most widely held stocks among hedge funds at the end of the first quarter.

However, both companies experienced a net reduction in their total number of hedge fund owners.

Microsoft had 361 hedge fund investors at the end of March, a net decrease of nine, according to an analysis of 13F filings by Novus, a data analytics company with a comprehensive database on quarterly hedge fund investment activity on U.S.

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