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Big Hedge Funds: Notable Q1 Stock Picks And Exits

Now that all the 13fs have been filed, we know what the guru investors bought and sold in 1Q2013. The filings of investors like, Carl Icahn and Bill Ackman, who run concentrated portfolios ususally have no surprises, as most of their holdings are public before the Q1 filing comes to surface. Hedge funds Greenlight Capital and Third Point had a few surprises for us, which you will see below. We will be posting a separate report on a dozen unexpected moves from the top hedge funds that took us by surprise. For now here is the summary of all the big moves from the big ones:

Big Hedge Funds: Notable Q1 Stock Picks And Exits

All Big Hedge Funds Stock Holdings:

Greenlight Capital boosts stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL); takes stakes in Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS), Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), Spirit AeroSystems Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPR), IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI); exits stakes in ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV), Xerox Corporation (NYSE:XRX), Yahoo! Inc. (NASDAQ:YHOO), NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR); cut stakes in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Seagate Technology PLC (NASDAQ:STX), Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS)

Paulson & Co. boosts stakes in Sprint Nextel Corporation (NYSE:S), Life Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:LIFE), Pioneer Natural Resources (NYSE:PXD), Popular Inc (NASDAQ:BPOP), AET; takes stakes in Family Dollar Stores, Inc. (NYSE:FDO), Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), InterOil Corporation (NYSE:IOC), MGIC Investment Corp. (NYSE:MTG), Vodafone Group Plc (NASDAQ:VOD) (LON:VOD); cut stakes in Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL), Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH), Hartford Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:HIG), HCA Holdings Inc (NYSE:HCA), Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP); exits stakes in Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), NRG Energy Inc (NYSE:NRG), American Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:ACAS), Barrick Gold Corporation (NYSE:ABX), XL Group plc (NYSE:XL)

Omega Advisors boosts stake in Linn Energy LLC (NASDAQ:LINE), Chimera Investment Corporation (NYSE:CIM), QUALCOMM, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCOM); buys Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB), Covidien plc (NYSE:COV); exits Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM), Actavis Inc (NYSE:ACT), WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP); cuts stake in Energy XXI (Bermuda) Limited (NASDAQ:EXXI), KKR & Co. L.P. (NYSE:KKR), Gannett Co., Inc. (NYSE:GCI)

Berkshire Hathaway boosts stakes in Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT), DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV); takes stake in Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI); cut stakes in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), Kraft Foods Group Inc (NASDAQ:KRFT), The Bank of New York Mellon Corporation (NYSE:BK); exits stakes in General Dynamics Corporation (NYSE:GD), Archer Daniels Midland Company (NYSE:ADM)

Fairholme Capital boosts stakes in American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD); takes stakes in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK), Canadian Natural Resource Ltd (NYSE:CNQ) (TSE:CNQ), Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW); cut stakes in The St. Joe Company (NYSE:JOE), MBIA Inc. (NYSE:MBI), Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp (NASDAQ:OSH); exits stake in CIT Group Inc. (NYSE:CIT)

Third Point boosts stakes in International Paper Company (NYSE:IP), AbbVie Inc (NYSE:ABBV), TransDigm Group Incorporated (NYSE:TDG), Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ), Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG); takes stakes in Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED) (LON”VMED), Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF), B/E Aerospace Inc (NASDAQ:BEAV), Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), Thermo Fisher Scientific Inc. (NYSE:TMO); cut stakes in Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH), Murphy Oil Corporation (NYSE:MUR), American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB), Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA); exits stakes in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO), Illumina, Inc. (NASDAQ:ILMN)

Icahn Associates boosts stakes in Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG), Voltari Corp (NASDAQ:VLTC); takes stakes in Herbalife Ltd. (NYSE:HLF), CVR Refining LP (NYSE:CVRR), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL), Nuance Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:NUAN)

Soros Fund boosts Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYK), EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT), US Airways Group Inc (NYSE:LCC); takes stakes in MeadWestvaco Corp. (NYSE:MWV), Brocade Communications Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:BRCD), Red Hat Inc (NYSE:RHT), Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA); cut stakes in Citigroup Inc (NYSE:C), American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ), Motorola Solutions Inc (NYSE:MSI); exits stakes in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), General Electric Company (NYSE:GE), CF Industries Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CF), Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF)

RBS Partners cut stakes in Capital One Financial Corp. (NYSE:COF), Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW), Orchard Supply Hardware Stores Corp (NASDAQ:OSH), iStar Financial Inc. (NYSE:SFI), AN; exits stakes in BIG, SWY, AZO

Tiger Global buys Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), CRI, CFX; boosts stake in NWSA, LMCA, Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYK); cuts Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), AMZN; exits YHOO, MCO, YNDX

Appaloosa Management boosts stake in Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG), Metlife Inc (NYSE:MET), Celanese Corporation (NYSE:CE), Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT); cuts stake in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG); buys Hess Corp. (NYSE:HES), Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), Lincoln National Corporation (NYSE:LNC), Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp (NYSE:SBY); exits Oracle Corporation (NASDAQ:ORCL), Noble Corporation (NYSE:NE), ENSCO PLC (NYSE:ESV), Freeport-McMoRan Copper & Gold Inc. (NYSE:FCX).

Moore Capital takes stake in Time Warner Inc (NYSE:TWX), Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA), Dell Inc. (NASDAQ:DELL); boosts Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:BLK); cuts stake in JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Sterling Bancorp (NYSE:STL), Starbucks Corporation (NASDAQ:SBUX) and exits American International Group Inc (NYSE:AIG), Wells Fargo & Co (NYSE:WFC), East West Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EWBC).

JAT Capital boosts stakes in Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU), Las Vegas Sands Corp. (NYSE:LVS), CBS Corporation (NYSE:CBS), LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD); takes stakes in TWX, Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA), RCL, Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA), MHFI; cut stakes in EQIX,CTRP, SBAC, N, GRPN; exits stakes in DIS, Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG), EBAY, CTXS,EXPE

Highfields Capital boosts stakes in UPS, THI, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), FDO, ICE; takes stakes in MHFI, DELL, HES, BEN, DISH; cut stakes in Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), IR, Genworth Financial Inc (NYSE:GNW), Google Inc (NASDAQ:GOOG)

BP Capital boosts stakes in GDP, PXD, CNX, ACI, LyondellBasell Industries NV (NYSE:LYB); takes stakes in APA, Tesoro Corporation (NYSE:TSO), MPC, GPOR, PSX; cut stakes in VLO, HAL,FCX, Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC), DVN; exits stakes in SWN, RRC, NOV, NFX, MRO

Eton Park exits NXY, HII, MR, boosts stake in PCLN, Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYK), CMCSK; buys MPC, LNG, BIDU; cuts stake in Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA), YPF, S

Gates Foundation cut stake in Berkshire Hathaway (NYSE:BRK.B)

Relational Investors boosts stake in The Timken Company (NYSE:TKR); takes stakes in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), Tyco International Ltd.(NYSE:TYC) , Jos. A. Bank Clothiers Inc (NASDAQ:JOSB); cut stakes in CVS Caremark Corporation (NYSE:CVS) , SPDR S&P 500 ETF Trust (NYSEARCA:SPY), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW), iShares Russell Midcap Value Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:IWS), Quest Diagnostics Inc (NYSE:DGX) ; exits stakes in PepsiCo, Inc. (NYSE:PEP), Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE:MTW)

Tudor Investment boosts stakes in XLF, WellPoint, Inc. (NYSE:WLP), MRK, Covidien plc (NYSE:COV), ABBV; takes stakes in Pfizer Inc. (NYSE:PFE), A, BIIB, ZTS, HYG; cut stakes in Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT), Caterpillar Inc. (NYSE:CAT), T MOBILE US INC(NYSE:TMUS), Whirlpool Corporation (NYSE:WHR) , Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL); exits stakes in Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL), iShares MSCI Emerging Markets Indx (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EEM), Vodafone Group Plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:VOD), Abercrombie & Fitch Co. (NYSE:ANF)

Pershing Square boosts stake in Burger King Worldwide Inc (NYSE:BKW); cut stake in Alexander & Baldwin Holdings Inc (NYSE:MATX)

Trian Fund boosts stakes in Mondelez International Inc (NASDAQ:MDLZ), PEP, FDO; cut stakes in Tiffany & Co. (NYSE:TIF), STT; exits stake in MeadWestvaco Corp. (NYSE:MWV)

SAC Capital boosts stakes in SU, EQT Corporation (NYSE:EQT),, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN), Visa Inc (NYSE:V), GNC Holdings Inc (NYSE:GNC); cut stakes News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB),  Sherwin-Williams Company (NYSE:SHW), Symantec Corporation (NASDAQ:SYMC), Avago Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:AVGO); takes stakes in DISCA, Liberty Global Inc. (NASDAQ:LBTYA),  Discovery Communications Inc.(NASDAQ:DISCA), Liberty Media Corp (NASDAQ:LMCA), Norwegian Cruise Line Holdings Ltd (NASDAQ:NCLH); exits stakes in Cubist Pharmaceuticals Inc(NASDAQ:CBST), Coach, Inc. (NYSE:COH), Dover Corp (NYSE:DOV),Virgin Media Inc. (NASDAQ:VMED) (LON:VMED), iShares MSCI Japan Index (ETF) (NYSEARCA:EWJ).


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