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These Funds Hoard Big-Volume Stocks

Some managers are gravitating toward shares of firms such as GE and Apple.

We looked at which funds are hoarding big-volume stocks -- those that tend to be the most heavily traded.

All the companies mentioned in this article average more than $1 billion of market activity each day.

Five of the $1 billion-plus stocks are centered around the Internet and technology space.


(AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. (AAPL) Report

represented over 13% of the C- rated

Berkshire Focus Fund

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at year's end.

The E+ rated

Oak Associates Funds - Pin Oak Aggressive Stock Fund

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as its top holding.


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is the third-biggest holding of the C rated

Old Mutual Focused Fund



Cisco Systems

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is tops at

Rydex Series-Internet Fund

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, currently rated E+.



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accounts for about one quarter of all invested assets of the E- rated,

ProFunds-Semiconductor UltraSector Inv ProFund

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The next three companies are still considered highly advanced technologically; however, their mission is to keep us healthy. Both

Merck & Co

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are concentrated atop the list of

ProFunds Pharmaceutical UltraSector Inv ProFund

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While they deliver the life-saving drugs,

Procter & Gamble

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dominates the consumer-product related health care sector, and is the biggest holding of the C+ rated

ProFunds Consumer Goods UltraSector Inv ProFund

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The next two companies are stock-market behemoths.

Wal-Mart Stores

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is gobbling up business from mom-and-pop retailers, while the D- rated

Rydex Series - Retailing Fund

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seems to have tried to do the same with Wal-Mart shares.

Another large company,

General Electric

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, has bought so many companies in the last 122 years that it has been compared to a mutual fund. The A rated

Vanguard Industrials Index Adm Fund

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has about one-fifth of its assets in shares of GE.

Three of the most highly liquid shares are also the top three holdings of the E- rated

ProFunds-Bank UltraSector Inv ProFund

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Bank of America

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, and

JPMorgan Chase

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all regularly trade more than $1 billion of shares per day.

Lastly, the price of a barrel of oil bounced right back. Energy stocks like

Exxon Mobil

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are still among the most heavily traded.

These are the top three holdings of the B- rated

ProFunds - Oil & Gas UltraSector Inv ProFund

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and the C+ rated

Vanguard Energy Index Adm Fund

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. The former has the higher concentration of Exxon Mobil, while the latter holds proportionally more of the other two.

Important disclaimer: These stocks are so liquid that any of the above funds may have already liquidated their position in these companies by the time you read this article.

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Kevin Baker became the senior financial analyst for TSC Ratings upon the August 2006 acquisition of Weiss Ratings by, covering mutual funds. He joined the Weiss Group in 1997 as a banking and brokerage analyst. In 1999, he created the Weiss Group's first ratings to gauge the level of risk in U.S. equities. Baker received a B.S. degree in management from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and an M.B.A. with a finance specialization from Nova Southeastern University.