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These Favorite Hedge Fund Holdings Are Among 2016's Worst Stocks

  • Platform Specialty leads worst-performing hedge fund hotels
  • Majority of worst performers at least 10% owned by hedge funds
NEW YORK - MAY 06: A businessman walks down Wall Street outside the New York Stock Exchange before the closing bell May 6, 2010 in New York City. The Dow plunged almost 1000 points before closing down about 350 on Greek debt fears.
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As U.S. stocks extend their losses, some of the biggest decliners are companies popular with hedge funds.

Of the year’s 100 worst-performing companies larger than $1 billion as of Jan. 19, more than half are at least 10 percent owned by hedge funds, and 17 are at least 25 percent owned by such funds. Below we highlight some of the biggest losers in that group. One caveat: most of the funds’ holdings are reported as of Sept. 30 and may have changed since.