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BOSTON (TheStreet) -- Steven Cohen's SAC Capital was busy in the fourth quarter, adding to positions in Apple (AAPL) - Get Apple Inc. Report and Berkshire Hathaway( BRK-B) while cutting back on General Electric (GE) - Get General Electric Company Report.

Cohen's Stamford, Conn.-based firm, which has a trading-oriented style and counted more than 1,500 equity holdings at the end of December, has been at the center of an investigation by the

Securities and Exchange Commission


insider trading

. In November, SAC Capital reportedly issued a letter to investors stating that it has received an "extraordinarily broad" government subpoena.

According to a

filing with the SEC today

, SAC Capital increased its stake in Apple, raising its holding to 876,000 shares at the end of the fourth quarter from about 323,000 shares in the third quarter. SAC Capital's position in Apple was valued at $282 million, making it one of the firm's largest holdings behind


( ALC) and


( GENZ).

Similarly, SAC Capital raised its ownership of Berkshire to more than 200,000 shares from nearly 36,000 at the end of the third quarter. The firm's position in Berkshire was valued at $16 million at the end of last quarter.

Cohen's firm also added more to positions in

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Hedge funds that manage more than $100 million are required to disclose their equity holdings, options and convertible debt on a Form 13F filed to the SEC within 45 days of the end of a quarter. Funds aren't required to report short positions betting declines.


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