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See Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds Alibaba Group Holding

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At Holdings Channel , we have reviewed the latest batch of the 23 most recent 13F filings for the 06/30/2018 reporting period, and noticed that Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (Symbol: BABA) 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 BABA positions, for this latest batch of 13F filers:

Fund New Position? Change In Share Count Change In Market Value($ in 1000's)
NF Trinity Capital Hong Kong Ltd Existing -105,695 -$18,311
American Financial Network Advisory Services LLC Existing -10 $UNCH
American Financial Network Advisory Services LLC Existing -10 $UNCH
Dynamic Advisor Solutions LLC Existing +179 +$36
Cottage Street Advisors LLC Existing UNCH +$4
Savant Capital LLC Existing -18 +$1
Karp Capital Management Corp Existing +100 +$38
McIlrath & Eck LLC Existing -200 -$36
Cedar Wealth Management LLC Existing +113 +$22
FTB Advisors Inc. Existing +850 +$172
Chase Investment Counsel Corp Existing -3,201 -$503
Aggregate Change: -107,892 -$18,577

In terms of shares owned, we count 4 of the above funds having increased existing BABA positions from 03/31/2018 to 06/30/2018, with 6 having decreased their positions.

Looking beyond these particular funds in this one batch of most recent filers, we tallied up the BABA share count in the aggregate among all of the funds which held BABA at the 06/30/2018 reporting period (out of the 1,730 we looked at in total). We then compared that number to the sum total of BABA shares those same funds held back at the 03/31/2018 period, to see how the aggregate share count held by hedge funds has moved for BABA. We found that between these two periods, funds increased their holdings by 2,185,328 shares in the aggregate, from 160,201,187 up to 162,386,515 for a share count increase of approximately 1.36%. The overall top three funds holding BABA on 06/30/2018 were:

Fund Shares of BABA Held
1. Baillie Gifford & Co. 44,701,676
2. Jennison Associates LLC 16,982,467
3. Boussard & Gavaudan Investment Management LLP 12,970,558
4-10 Find out the full Top 10 Hedge Funds Holding BABA

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 Alibaba Group Holding Ltd (Symbol: BABA).

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The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

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