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Ackman, who recently left Penney’s board, kept up his stake in the retailer during the quarter.
He also maintained stakes in old favorites like Burger King and General Growth during the period, while shedding a stake in Mondelez.
Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital shed its holdings of both Microsoft and CBS during the quarter, while cutting its GM position.
But the firm added Rite Aid during the quarter and also raised its position in Aetna.
Loeb’s Third Point sold all of its Hess and Apple during the quarter, but added new positions in Walt Disney and Elan.
Tepper’s Appaloosa Management was actually ahead of the pack, filing late Tuesday. The firm’s big move was adding 7 million shares of Goodyear Tire, potentially making him the company’s largest shareholder.
Besides Goodyear, Tepper also added to stakes in Chicago Bridge & Iron and Hertz.
Icahn’s quarterly filing offers no hints of the one position people care about most: Apple. Its absence suggests he built his position entirely since the beginning of July.
But it does reflect more than 152 million shares of Dell, where Icahn has been waging a battle with management over a proposed go-private deal.
Soros added to his stake in J.C. Penney in the quarter, with an extra 2 million shares that potentially makes him the second-largest holder of the stock.
Paulson was another manager shedding gold exposure during the quarter, showing a smaller stake in a popular gold ETF. But he also added to his position in Freeport-McMoRan during the quarter.
Cooperman’s Omega Advisors made a laundry list of moves during the second quarter, though the most notable was a small new position in Apple.
But Cooperman seems to have soured a bit on metals, liquidating stakes in Freeport-McMoRan and a number of gold- and silver-related ETFs and other products. Reuters reported that a number of hedge funds soured on gold in the quarter.
Cooperman told CNBC he agreed with Carl Icahn that Apple was cheap, adding that he got back into the stock in the low $400s. On Wednesday, it broke $500 a share.
Laffont’s Coatue increased its stake in Apple Inc from some 400,000 shares to 1.6 million shares. The fund cut its position in Green Mountain Coffee Roasters by 2 million shares, leaving it with roughly 3 million shares at the end of the second quarter.
Peltz’s Trian Fund Management bought 5.8 million shares of DuPont in the second quarter, confirming reports that he had taken a position in the company.
His positions in Mondelez and PepsiCo, two companies he has suggested should merge, also rose slightly.