See Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds Schlumberger

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At Holdings Channel , we have reviewed the latest batch of the 23 most recent 13F filings for the 06/30/2019 reporting period, and noticed that Schlumberger Ltd (Symbol: SLB) was held by 11 of these funds. When hedge fund managers appear to be thinking alike, we find it is a good idea to take a closer look.

Before we proceed, it is important to point out that 13F filings do not tell the whole story, because these funds are only required to disclose their long positions with the SEC, but are not required to disclose their short positions. A fund making a bearish bet against a stock by shorting calls, for example, might also be long some amount of stock as they trade around their overall bearish position. This long component could show up in a 13F filing and everyone might assume the fund is bullish, but this tells only part of the story because the bearish/short side of the position is not seen .

Having given that caveat, we believe that looking at groups of 13F filings can be revealing, especially when comparing one holding period to another. Below, let's take a look at the change in SLB positions, for this latest batch of 13F filers:

Fund New Position? Change In Share Count Change In Market Value($ in 1000's)
Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC Existing +1,022 -$377
Alyeska Investment Group L.P. NEW +584,629 +$23,233
Schroder Investment Management Group Existing +266,740 +$3,446
Outlook Wealth Advisors LLC Existing +7,150 +$258
California Public Employees Retirement System Existing -277,820 -$21,675
Mutual Advisors LLC Existing +4,924 +$176
Alyeska Investment Group L.P. NEW +584,629 +$23,233
Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. Existing -12,107 -$696
Covington Capital Management Existing -2,850 -$234
MidWestOne Financial Group Inc. NEW +8,508 +$338
BRYN MAWR TRUST Co Existing +2,947 -$339
Aggregate Change: +1,167,772 +$27,363

In terms of shares owned, we count 5 of the above funds having increased existing SLB positions from 03/31/2019 to 06/30/2019, with 3 having decreased their positions and 3 new positions.

Looking beyond these particular funds in this one batch of most recent filers, we tallied up the SLB share count in the aggregate among all of the funds which held SLB at the 06/30/2019 reporting period (out of the 4,355 we looked at in total). We then compared that number to the sum total of SLB shares those same funds held back at the 03/31/2019 period, to see how the aggregate share count held by hedge funds has moved for SLB. We found that between these two periods, funds reduced their holdings by 13,197,342 shares in the aggregate, from 959,329,004 down to 946,131,662 for a share count decline of approximately -1.38%. The overall top three funds holding SLB on 06/30/2019 were:

» Fund Shares of SLB Held
1. Vanguard Group Inc. 112,662,996
2. BlackRock Inc. 89,868,836
3. State Street Corp 68,756,396
4-10 Find out the full Top 10 Hedge Funds Holding SLB »

We'll keep following the latest 13F filings by hedge fund managers and bring you interesting stories derived from a look at the aggregate information across groups of managers between filing periods. While looking at individual 13F filings can sometimes be misleading due to the long-only nature of the information, the sum total across groups of funds from one reporting period to another can be a lot more revealing and relevant, providing interesting stock ideas that merit further research, like Schlumberger Ltd (Symbol: SLB).

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Referenced Symbols: SLB

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