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A typical hedge fund is short Consumer Discretionary, Financials and…

The latest Goldman Sachs HF Trend Monitor for the week of August 20, 2010 reveals that a “typical” hedge fund–a representative fund based on the bank’s look at the top hedge fund holdings–is short about 16% of its portfolio in consumer products and 10% of the portfolio shorting financials. The typical hedge fund’s short holdings in consumer discretionary include:

16% Consumer Discretionary

1. Crown Media Holdings Inc. CRWN Broadcasting

2. Petmed Express Inc. PETS Internet Retail

3. Landrys Restaurants Inc. LNY Restaurants

4. Stewart Enterprises Cl A STEI Specialized Consumer Services

5. Prepaid Legal Services Inc PPD Specialized Consumer Services

6. Blue Nile Inc NILE Internet Retail

7. Media General -Cl A MEG

8. Strayer Education Inc

And among financials:

K-Fed Bancorp KFED Thrifts & Mortgage Finance

First South Bancorp Inc/Va FSBK Regional Banks

United Bankshares Inc/Wv UBSI Regional Banks

Townebank TOWN Regional Banks

Suffolk Bancorp SUBK Regional Banks

First Finl Bankshares Inc FFIN Regional Banks

Sierra Bancorp/Ca BSRR Regional Banks

German American Bancorp Inc GABC Regional Banks

Nasb Financial Inc NASB Thrifts & Mortgage Finance


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