Microsoft Grabs Spotlight in Many Large Funds

Citi says MSFT is the most popular holding in the 50 biggest managed funds.


Each quarter, Citigroup reviews the top 10 holdings in the 50 largest actively managed mutual funds. The goal? To get a sense of which large-company stocks are under- or over-represented in the mutual-fund universe. Microsoft won the top spot with 19 top-10 listings, as General Electric slipped to second place after spending two years in the lead. In growth funds, the most popular stocks were Google, Apple, and Microsoft. Among value funds, the most-owned names were Bank of America and AT&T.

Citi also named "buy"-rated stocks with limited exposure in the top-10 lists: Intel, United Technologies, UPS, McDonald's, Medtronic, and Morgan Stanley.