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Apple Attracts More Hedge Fund Investors

Chase Coleman, Tiger Global -- The New York-based fund added to its holding in Apple, buying 198,000 shares. Tiger Global held about 1.7 million shares of Apple as of Sept. 30. Apple is the second-largest disclosed holding for Coleman's hedge fund.

Phillipe Laffont, Coatue Management -- Laffont's hedge fund, based in New York, picked up 19,000 shares of Apple, becoming the fifth-biggest hedge fund holder of Apple, with 1.3 million shares. Apple is the largest disclosed holding for Coatue Management.

Andreas Halvorsen, Viking Global -- Halvorsen's New York-based fund was the biggest buyer of Apple in the third quarter, initiating a brand-new position in the iPhone and iPad maker after picking up 1.1 million shares. Viking Global is now the 10th-largest hedge fund owner of Apple stock.

Eric Mindich, Eton Park Capital -- After initiating a new stake in Apple in the second quarter, the long/short hedge bought another 100,000 shares to bring its total position to 600,000 shares.

Leon Cooperman, Omega Advisors -- Cooperman, the legendary hedge fund manager, bought about 90,000 shares of Apple. Omega Advisors now owns 206,000 shares of the company.

George Soros, Soros Fund Management -- The billionaire fund manager, who will close his fund to outside investors this year, picked up 12,000 shares of Apple, giving him about 83,000 as of Sept. 30.

Lee Ainslie, Maverick Capital -- The Dallas-based fund slashed its holding in Apple, selling 769,000 shares. Maverick Capital held only 475,000 shares of Apple as of Sept. 30.

Jeffrey Vinik, Vinik Asset Management -- The Boston-based hedge fund manager, known for his secrecy, cut his position in Apple by 540,000 shares, leaving his fund with about 310,000 shares.

Larry Robbins, Glenview Capital -- The New York-based hedge fund manager, who used to work for Leon Cooperman at Omega Advisors, completely sold out of his 482,000-share stake in Apple one quarter after buying those shares.

Steven Cohen, SAC Capital Advisors -- Based in Stamford, Conn., Cohen's active fund sold almost 337,000 shares of Apple. SAC Capital owned more than 261,000 shares of the tech giant as of Sept. 30.

James Simons, Renaissance Technologies -- The New York-based fund, which employs a quantitative strategy, sold about 282,000 shares of Apple in the third quarter. The quant fund owned 1 million shares as of Sept. 30.

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