See Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds FedEx

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At Holdings Channel , we have reviewed the latest batch of the 20 most recent 13F filings for the 12/31/2015 reporting period, and noticed that FedEx Corp (Symbol: FDX) was held by 9 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 FDX positions, for this latest batch of 13F filers:

Fund New Position? Change In Share Count Change In Market Value($ in 1000's)
CNA Financial Corp Existing -1,900 -$158
12th Street Asset Management Company LLC Existing -83,789 -$11,565
US Bancorp DE Existing -1,463 +$558
Brighton Jones LLC Existing +159 +$31
Advisors Asset Management Inc. Existing +28,253 +$4,538
RDL Financial Inc. Existing -2,463 -$336
Terra Nova Asset Management LLC Existing UNCH +$17
CQS Cayman LP Existing -10,876 -$1,541
Westpac Banking Corp Existing -44,569 -$6,363
Aggregate Change: -116,648 -$14,819

In terms of shares owned, we count 2 of the above funds having increased existing FDX positions from 09/30/2015 to 12/31/2015, with 6 having decreased their positions.

Looking beyond these particular funds in this one batch of most recent filers, we tallied up the FDX share count in the aggregate among all of the funds which held FDX at the 12/31/2015 reporting period (out of the 2,022 we looked at in total). We then compared that number to the sum total of FDX shares those same funds held back at the 09/30/2015 period, to see how the aggregate share count held by hedge funds has moved for FDX. We found that between these two periods, funds reduced their holdings by 129,878 shares in the aggregate, from 59,078,539 down to 58,948,661 for a share count decline of approximately -0.22%. The overall top three funds holding FDX on 12/31/2015 were:

Fund Shares of FDX Held
1. Vanguard Group Inc. 16,720,499
2. Greenhaven Associates Inc. 4,525,104
3. Neuberger Berman Group LLC 3,519,459
4-10 Find out the full Top 10 Hedge Funds Holding FDX

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 FedEx Corp (Symbol: FDX).

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