Hedge Funds Load Up on Apple Stock

Apple’s stock, widely held by hedge funds, is now even more popular.

Investment managers including Viking Global Investors, Renaissance Technologies, Third Point and others increased their positions in the iPhone, iPad and Mac maker during the second quarter. Shares of Apple fell during the period, losing 2.6% of its value, compared with a 5.1% decline in the Nasdaq.

Here is a list of some of the more notable hedge fund investors and what they did with their Apple holdings during the second quarter, according to releases today:

Viking Global Investors — The $12 billion long-only fund run by Andreas Halvorsen and David C. Ott added 807,300 shares to bring their stake to just over 980,000 shares.

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