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Momentum Darlings Hit Wall in S&P as Hedge Fund Stocks Slide

  • The 20 companies with the most hedge fund ownership fell 4.4%
  • All but one stock in a 101-company momentum ETF declined
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Trades that kept the ceiling from crashing in last year are giving way now, as momentum stocks and others beloved by hedge fund managers lead a plunge that is pushing the Standard & Poor’s 500 Index toward its August low.

With U.S. equities sinking the most since September on Wednesday, the 20 stocks in the S&P 500 with the most hedge fund ownership declined even more -- an average of 4.4 percent, data compiled by Bloomberg show. Among the 10 most-owned shares, losses averaged 5.6 percent.