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Apple tops Goldman Sachs' VIP list of hedge fund stocks

May 25, 2012: 10:21 AM ET

The company managed, however, to stay off Goldman's list of the funds' favorite shorts

FORTUNE -- Goldman Sachs (GS) on Thursday issued its Q1 2012 Hedge Fund Trend Monitor report, which lists both the 50 stocks most important to hedge funds as well the 50 "Very Important Short Positions For Hedge Funds."

Apple (AAPL) doesn't appear on the second list, but it tops the first:

Stock: Number of funds with stock as top 10 holding.

1. Apple (AAPL): 106
2. Google (GOOG): 73
3. Express Scripts (ESRX): 56
4. Microsoft (MSFT): 46
5. Qualcomm (QCOM): 38
6. Citigroup (C): 31
7. General Motors (GM): 29
8. Priceline.com (PCLN): 29
9. JPMorgan Chase (JPM): 27
10. Liberty Media (LMCA): 26

Below the fold: The rest of the VIP list.

11. Delphi Automotive (DLPH): 24
12. BP (BP): 23
13. Pfizer (PFE): 23
14. Tyco (TYC): 22
15. Visa (V): 21
16. Yahoo (YHOO): 21
17. LyondellBasell (LYB): 20
18. Anadarko Petroleum (APC): 19
19. Bank of America (BAC): 17
20. Ford Motor (F): 17
21. WellPoint (WLP): 17
22. American International Group (AIG): 16
23. Charter Communications (CHTR): 16
24. eBay (EBAY): 16
25. Rock-Tenn (RKT): 16
26. Seagate Technology (STX): 16
27. Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B): 15
28. Cisco Systems (CSCO): 15
29. Equinix (EQIX): 15
30. Hertz Global (HTZ): 15
31. Liberty Interactive (LINTA): 15
32. Pioneer Natural Resources (PXD): 15
33. Visteon (VC): 15
34. Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX): 15
35. Wells Fargo (WFC): 15
36. Baidu (BIDU): 14
37. Dollar Thrifty (DTG): 14
38. Hess (HES): 14
39. Mastercard (MA): 14
40. News Corp (NWSA): 14
41. Williams Companies (WMB): 14
42. Barrick Gold (ABX): 13
43. CIT Group (CIT): 13
44. Capital One (COF): 13
45. Calpine (CPN): 13
46. Devon Energy (DVN): 13
47. EMC (EMC): 13
48. Hewlett Packard (HPQ): 13
49. Illumina (ILMN): 13
50. Salesforce.com (CRM): 12

Via Market Folly. See also Meet the guys who carved $96 billion out of Apple's market value.

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Philip Elmer-DeWitt has been following Apple since 1982, first for Time Magazine, and now on the Web for Fortune.com.

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