Hedge Fund Screener – Q1 2021

This is a quick look into what are the most popular tickers and highest convictions from hedge funds. We have analyzed 3,684 hedge funds using SEC Form 13F data. These are filings between Jan – Feb 2021.

Top 50 in Popularity

We identified the top 50 tickers that are most popular with hedge funds. This list is a pure count whether if hedge fund is holding the ticker or not, does not account for the weight in their respective portfolios.

RankTickerTicker Name# Hedge Funds% Hedge Funds
1MSFTMICROSOFT CORP256470%
2AAPLAPPLE INC251068%
3AMZNAMAZON.COM INC239365%
4JNJJOHNSON & JOHNSON214458%
5DISWALT DISNEY CO201955%
6GOOGLALPHABET INC199654%
7JPMJPMORGAN CHASE & CO198354%
8FBFACEBOOK INC196253%
9PGPROCTER & GAMBLE CO191852%
10BRKBBERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.190852%
11HDHOME DEPOT INC188851%
12VVISA INC188051%
13GOOGALPHABET INC.183450%
14VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC180049%
15SPYSPDR S&P 500178148%
16PEPPEPSICO INC178048%
17PFEPFIZER INC174947%
18MRKMERCK & CO INC171947%
19INTCINTEL CORP171246%
20TAT&T INC166745%
21CSCOCISCO SYSTEMS INC166445%
22WMTWALMART INC164945%
23XOMEXXON MOBIL CORP162844%
24CVXCHEVRON CORP162544%
25ABBVABBVIE INC162544%
26ABTABBOTT LABORATORIES161844%
27MCDMCDONALD’S CORP160544%
28KOCOCA-COLA CO159643%
29UNHUNITEDHEALTH GROUP INC156442%
30BACBANK OF AMERICA CORP153642%
31BMYBRISTOL-MYERS SQUIBB CO153642%
32MAMASTERCARD INC153542%
33PYPLPAYPAL HOLDINGS INC152841%
34COSTCOSTCO WHOLESALE CORP148540%
35NVDANVIDIA CORP144639%
36AMGNAMGEN INC144439%
37SBUXSTARBUCKS CORP141538%
38NKENIKE INC141538%
39HONHONEYWELL INTERNATIONAL INC140638%
40CMCSACOMCAST CORP139838%
41IVVISHARES CORE S&P 500139638%
42QCOMQUALCOMM INC139038%
43MMM3M CO138938%
44IBMINTERNATIONAL BUSINESS MACHINES CORP138638%
45UNPUNION PACIFIC CORP138037%
46ADBEADOBE INC137037%
47TSLATESLA INC136637%
48NEENEXTERA ENERGY INC133236%
49TMOTHERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC131736%
50BABOEING CO131736%

Top 50 in Rank

For each hedge fund, we identified the top 3 holdings and gave a score depending on the rank. The top holding is given a score of 3, 2nd holding is given a score of 2 and the 3rd holding a score of 1.

TickerTicker NameWeighted Score
AAPLAPPLE INC1986
MSFTMICROSOFT CORP1400
AMZNAMAZON.COM INC856
SPYSPDR S&P 500589
IVVISHARES CORE S&P 500522
QQQPOWERSHARES QQQ TRUST SERIES 1310
VTIVANGUARD TOTAL STOCK MARKET266
VOOVANGUARD S&P 500262
BRKBBERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.224
AGGISHARES CORE U.S. AGGREGATE BOND204
VEAVANGUARD FTSE DEVELOPED MARKETS151
VUGVANGUARD GROWTH142
GOOGLALPHABET INC140
GOOGALPHABET INC.126
IWMISHARES RUSSELL 2000125
JNJJOHNSON & JOHNSON119
SCHXSCHWAB U.S. LARGE-CAP117
BABAALIBABA GROUP HOLDING LTD116
TSLATESLA INC112
FBFACEBOOK INC112
VVISA INC104
BNDVANGUARD TOTAL BOND MARKET104
JPMJPMORGAN CHASE & CO103
IEFAISHARE CORE MSCI EAFE ETF100
GLDSPDR GOLD TRUST97
MAMASTERCARD INC96
VIGVANGUARD DIV APPRECIATION95
DISWALT DISNEY CO95
VCSHVANGUARD SHORT-TERM CORPORATE BOND ETF94
IJHISHARES CORE S&P MID-CAP92
LQDISHARES IBOXX $ INVESTMENT GRADE CORPORATE BOND88
IWFISHARES RUSSELL 1000 GROWTH88
PYPLPAYPAL HOLDINGS INC86
VTVVANGUARD VALUE85
XLKSPDR SELECT SECTOR FUND – TECHNOLOGY84
EFAISHARES MSCI EAFE84
BRKABERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.81
USMVISHARE MSCI USA MIN VOL FACTOR ETF78
IWBISHARES RUSSELL 100076
PGPROCTER & GAMBLE CO72
JPSTJPMORGAN ULTRA SHORT INCOME ETF72
IJRISHARES CORE S&P SMALL-CAP72
QCOMQUALCOMM INC70
IAUISHARES GOLD TRUST67
HYGISHARES IBOXX $ HIGH YIELD CORPORATE BOND67
SCHBSCHWAB U.S. BROAD MARKET65
IEMGISHARES CORE MSCI EMERGING MARKETS64
QUALISHARE MSCI USA QUALITY FACTOR ETF61
VGTVANGUARD INFORMATION TECH60
SCHGSCHWAB U.S. LARGE-CAP GROWTH58

Top 10 in Selected Hedge Funds

This is a shortlist of hedge funds to deep dive in more detail. These hedge funds are chosen by my own interest and there is no specific criteria that I’ve used to choose these hedge funds.

BERKSHIRE HATHAWAY

TickerTicker Name
AAPLAPPLE INC
BACBANK OF AMERICA CORP
KOCOCA-COLA CO
AXPAMERICAN EXPRESS CO
KHCKRAFT HEINZ CO
VZVERIZON COMMUNICATIONS INC
MCOMOODY’S CORP
USBU.S. BANCORP
DVADAVITA INC
CVXCHEVRON CORP

BILL & MELINDA GATES FOUNDATION TRUST

TickerTicker Name
BRKBBERKSHIRE HATHAWAY INC.
WMWASTE MANAGEMENT INC
CATCATERPILLAR INC
CNICANADIAN NATIONAL RAILWAY CO
WMTWALMART INC
ECLECOLAB INC
CCICROWN CASTLE INTERNATIONAL CORP
FDXFEDEX CORP
UPSUNITED PARCEL SERVICE INC
KOFCOCA COLA FEMSA S.A.B. DE C.V.

YACKTMAN ASSET MANAGEMENT LP

TickerTicker Name
PEPPEPSICO INC
SYYSYSCO CORP
PGPROCTER & GAMBLE CO
DISWALT DISNEY CO
MSFTMICROSOFT CORP
GOOGALPHABET INC.
NWSANEWS CORP
BKNGBOOKING HOLDINGS INC
CTSHCOGNIZANT TECHNOLOGY SOLUTIONS CORP
KOCOCA-COLA CO

RENAISSANCE INVESTMENT GROUP LLC

TickerTicker Name
AAPLAPPLE INC
MSFTMICROSOFT CORP
TMOTHERMO FISHER SCIENTIFIC INC
DHRDANAHER CORP
HDHOME DEPOT INC
AMZNAMAZON.COM INC
APDAIR PRODUCTS AND CHEMICALS INC
TJXTJX COMPANIES INC
UNPUNION PACIFIC CORP
MASMASCO CORP

SHAPIRO CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LLC

TickerTicker Name
GPKGRAPHIC PACKAGING HOLDING CO
LGFB
HBIHANESBRANDS INC
URBNURBAN OUTFITTERS INC
MUMICRON TECHNOLOGY INC
ALBALBEMARLE CORP
PFEPFIZER INC
WABWESTINGHOUSE AIR BRAKE TECHNOLOGIES CORP
DISWALT DISNEY CO
PRSPPERSPECTA INC