Which Of The Latest 13F Filers Holds NXP Semiconductors?

At Holdings Channel , we have reviewed the latest batch of the 21 most recent 13F filings for the 12/31/2015 reporting period, and noticed that NXP Semiconductors NV (Symbol: NXPI) was held by 6 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 NXPI positions, for this latest batch of 13F filers:

Fund New Position? Change In Share Count Change In Market Value($ in 1000's)
Carlyle Group L.P. NEW +11,026,158 +$928,954
Daruma Capital Management LLC Existing -595 -$189
Waddell & Reed Financial Inc. Existing +961,356 +$58,859
K2 Principal Fund L.P. Existing -13,272 -$1,370
Appaloosa Management LP Existing -1,494,123 -$132,349
Oaktree Capital Management LP NEW +87,627,000 +$96,154
Aggregate Change: +98,106,524 +$950,059

In terms of shares owned, we count 1 of the above funds having increased existing NXPI positions from 09/30/2015 to 12/31/2015, with 3 having decreased their positions and 2 new positions.

Looking beyond these particular funds in this one batch of most recent filers, we tallied up the NXPI share count in the aggregate among all of the funds which held NXPI at the 12/31/2015 reporting period (out of the 2,379 we looked at in total). We then compared that number to the sum total of NXPI 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 NXPI. We found that between these two periods, funds increased their holdings by 3,322,777 shares in the aggregate, from 69,530,226 up to 72,853,003 for a share count increase of approximately 4.78%. The overall top three funds holding NXPI on 12/31/2015 were:

Fund Shares of NXPI Held
1. Jennison Associates LLC 7,264,170
2. Brown Advisory Inc. 5,615,311
3. Ameriprise Financial Inc. 3,721,539
4-10 Find out the full Top 10 Hedge Funds Holding NXPI

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 NXP Semiconductors NV (Symbol: NXPI).

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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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