Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds Cisco Systems?

At Holdings Channel , we have reviewed the latest batch of the 24 most recent 13F filings for the 12/31/2016 reporting period, and noticed that Cisco Systems, Inc. (Symbol: CSCO) was held by 18 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 CSCO positions, for this latest batch of 13F filers:

Fund New Position? Change In Share Count Change In Market Value($ in 1000's)
Robecosam AG Existing +17,185 +$249
First Financial Corp IN Existing -2,540 -$99
Founders Financial Securities LLC Existing -445 -$58
Cardinal Capital Management Inc. Existing +18,184 -$64
Country Club Trust Company n.a. Existing +4,702 -$717
Ipswich Investment Management Co. Inc. Existing -1,180 -$56
Bridges Investment Management Inc. Existing +4,151 +$49
Bridges Investment Counsel Inc. Existing -1,525 -$149
PacWest Financial Management Inc Existing +29,884 +$791
North Star Asset Management Inc. Existing -3,721 -$252
Foundation Resource Management Inc. Existing -2,190 -$619
First PREMIER Bank Existing -2,215 -$86
Berson & Corrado Investment Advisors LLC Existing UNCH -$42
Addison Capital Co Existing -200 -$49
WELLCOME TRUST LTD THE as trustee of the WELLCOME TRUST Existing UNCH -$10,200
Moreno Evelyn V Existing -2,050 -$279
Fisher Asset Management LLC Existing +57,026 -$21,570
Gierl Augustine Investment Management Inc Existing +99,645 +$2,995
Aggregate Change: +214,711 -$30,156

In terms of shares owned, we count 7 of the above funds having increased existing CSCO positions from 09/30/2016 to 12/31/2016, with 9 having decreased their positions.

Looking beyond these particular funds in this one batch of most recent filers, we tallied up the CSCO share count in the aggregate among all of the funds which held CSCO at the 12/31/2016 reporting period (out of the 91 we looked at in total). We then compared that number to the sum total of CSCO shares those same funds held back at the 09/30/2016 period, to see how the aggregate share count held by hedge funds has moved for CSCO. We found that between these two periods, funds increased their holdings by 5,361 shares in the aggregate, from 19,341,405 up to 19,346,766 for a share count increase of approximately 0.03%. The overall top three funds holding CSCO on 12/31/2016 were:

Fund Shares of CSCO Held
1. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. 4,724,436
2. Cornerstone Investment Partners LLC 3,447,555
3. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC 3,234,049
4-10 Find out the full Top 10 Hedge Funds Holding CSCO

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 Cisco Systems, Inc. (Symbol: CSCO).

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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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