Big U.S. hedge funds regain ardor for FAANGs in first quarter: filings


(Reuters) – Some of the biggest, highest-profile U.S. hedge fund investors and money managers fell back in love with FAANGs in the first quarter, according to regulatory filings released on Wednesday.

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After dumping shares of Facebook Inc, Apple Inc, Inc, Netflix Inc and Alphabet Inc – the FAANG components – prominent hedge fund managers including Tiger Global Management LLC have moved back into the popular group.

Tiger, managed by Chase Coleman, boosted its Facebook stake by 64.5% to 8.8 million class A shares during the first quarter, according to a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. It increased its stake in streaming company Netflix by 42.8% to 2.1 million shares.

T. Rowe Price also added Facebook shares during the first quarter, increasing its stake by 19% to 107.9 million shares, as of the end of first quarter.


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