Favorite picks of Tepper, other big hedge honchos

David Tepper, founder of Appaloosa Management
Adam Jeffery | CNBC

Prominent hedge funds like Paulson & Co., Citadel and Greenlight Capital are among the firms to have recently disclosed significant stakes in a select group of stocks.

With data from the latest SEC filings, CNBC Pro ran a study of more than 40 prominent hedge funds to find where the big money is placing bets.

Among their picks, shares of General Motors made the list, with firms like David Einhorn's Greenlight, Leon Cooperman's Omega Advisors and David Tepper's Appaloosa Management opening new positions or adding to their existing holdings last quarter.

Other favorites include companies like Yum Brands, Pioneer Natural Resources, Valeant Pharmaceuticals and of course, Apple.

In order to find the common themes, we searched through the filings to find the stocks that appeared the most. Below are the eight that made the cut.