I have taken a look at the Top 10 activist funds as listed on Stockpickr.
While the holdings of these top 10 funds number over 150 stocks, I have used a consensus approach to gather a portfolio. Any stock that is held by more that one fund will be included in the mock portfolio I will call Activist Consensus.
I will begin tracking the portfolio on 12/31/2006, and update it quarterly (activist funds are not the most active of traders, but more the long time frame investors).
Of those 150 above-mentioned stocks, 20 are owned by two funds, and one [Symantec Corp (NASDAQ:SYMC)] is owned by 3 funds.
These 20 holdings, including both hedge funds and mutual funds, that we will track in 2007 are:
AK Steel Holding Corp (NYSE:AKS)
Blockbuster, Inc. (BBI)
Borders Group, Inc. (BGP)
Dade Behring Holding (DADE)
First Data CP (FDC-OLD)
Hilton Hotels CP (HLT-OLD)
IKON Office Solutions (IKN)
Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ:LGND)
Liberty Media Interactive (LINTA)
McDonald's Corp. (NYSE:MCD)
Microsoft Corp. (NASDAQ:MSFT)
Sears Holding Corp. (NASDAQ:SHLD)
A. Schulman Inc. (NASDAQ:SHLM)
SL Industries (NYSEMKT:SLI)
Symantec CP (SYMC)
Time Warner, Inc. (NYSE:TWX)
UnumProvident CP (NYSE:UNM)
Williams Companies (NYSE:WMB)
Western Union (NYSE:WU)
You can monitor these holdings here.