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13F filings revealed what the biggest hedgies are buying and selling. CNBC's Josh Lipton digs in on the financials.
Hess and Elliott Management ended a long-running proxy feud, settling on a mix of new directors and putting a battle over the company's strategy behind them.
*Elliott will support Hess's five nominees. May 16- Hess Corp will put three directors backed by hedge fund Elliott Management onto its board, settling a months-long feud over the oil company's governance and long-term strategy.
One-time hedge fund darling Apple was dropped by more famous hedge fund managers in the first quarter.
The billionaire bet more heavily on mortgage insurers, suggesting he expects the housing recovery to continue.
BOSTON, May 15- Billionaire investor John Paulson bet more heavily on mortgage insurers during the first quarter, which suggests that his hedge fund expects the housing recovery to grow stronger in the months ahead.
May 15- One-time hedge fund darling Apple Inc was dropped by more well-known fund managers in the first quarter, including John Griffin and Chase Coleman. Shares of Apple closed down $15.01, or 3.4 percent, at $428.85 on Wednesday.
Greenlight Capital added to its stake in Oil States International, reports CNBC's Josh Lipton.
NEW YORK, May 15- Barry Rosenstein's JANA Partners liked grocery chain Supervalu Inc in a big way in the first quarter, while Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management lost its stomach for the company's shares. Regulatory filings revealed that JANA, a hedge fund with $5.5 billion in assets, picked up some 14 million shares of Supervalu in the quarter ended March 31.
May 15- One-time hedge fund darling Apple Inc was dropped by more well-known fund managers in the first quarter, including John Griffin and Chase Coleman. Shares of Apple were down $19.50, or 4.4 percent, at $424.36 in trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday.
*Upward momentum persists, Internet shares among day's gainers. *Apple leads Nasdaq lower; hedge fund cuts stake in the company. NEW YORK, May 15- U.S. stocks edged up on Wednesday, with the Dow and S&P 500 hitting new all-time highs as the market's recent upward momentum persisted, but a steep decline in Apple kept gains in check.
May 15- One-time hedge fund darling Apple Inc was dropped by more famous hedge fund managers in the first quarter, including John Griffin and Chase Coleman. Shares of Apple were down $17.91, or 4 percent, in trading on the Nasdaq on Wednesday.
NEW YORK, May 15- Barry Rosentein's JANA Partners liked grocery chain Supervalu Inc in a big way in the first quarter, while Philippe Laffont's Coatue Management lost its stomach for the company's shares.
Billionaire hedge fund manager Daniel Loeb said Sony reminds him of Yahoo before he waged a bitter proxy fight that triggered a boardroom shake-out at the Internet company.
BOSTON, May 15- Zynga Inc. shares jumped 7.6 percent to $3.57 in morning trading Wednesday, shortly after hedge fund manager Barry Rosenstein said his Jana Partners had taken a new stake in the online games developer earlier this year.
Even as stocks extend their mostly uninterrupted path higher, fund managers are holding big amounts of cash, worrying about China and a commodities crash.
TOKYO, May 14- Billionaire hedge fund investor Daniel Loeb on Tuesday called on Sony Corp to spin off its lucrative entertainment arm, setting the stage for a clash between his activist Wall Street fund and management at the Japanese electronics maker.
*Sony option and share volume far above normal on Monday. *Sony option volume hits records Monday, Tuesday- Trade Alert.
May 14- Billionaire investor Daniel Loeb likely faces an uphill battle to convince Sony Corp to embrace his proposal to spin off its entertainment arm, but he likely already holds a winning hand in his bet on the Japanese electronics giant. Loeb and investors in his hedge fund Third Point Offshore are already reaping the benefits of a well-timed move into Japan.
*Sony option and share volume far above normal on Monday. May 14- A surge in option market bets on Sony Corp just before a large hedge fund investor announced a big stake and called for a major restructuring of the company has raised concerns that some traders may have had advance word of the news.
With the $1.1 billion acquisition of Tumblr, Yahoo is putting a serious claim in for the future of mobile technology.
Shareholders are voting on whether to allow Jamie Dimon to remain as both chairman and CEO of the top bank.
The Fed faces the reality that its policies have been less effective at growing the economy than levitating stocks.