13 Stocks Institutional Investors Won't Stop Buying

Posted on Thursday, July 29th, 2021 by MarketBeat Staff
University endowments, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, hedge funds, and other institutional investors pour money into a group of 13 elite stocks.

These institutional investors don't get easily swayed by hot stocks that are popular with retail investors. You probably won't see a Tesla or a SnapChat in this group because institutional investors know that these "popular kid" stocks almost always aren't great investments. However, you will find some excellent companies on this list backed by real earnings and real fundamentals.

We had to comb through every 13D and 13F filing that institutional investors have filed with the SEC in the last quarter to identify these stocks. After reviewing more than 5,000 filings, we have identified 13 companies that institutional investors have been buying left. Big money investors are pouring hundreds of millions of dollars into these stocks.

#1 - Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $26,445,850,641.00
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 92,306,634
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 4,687

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Microsoft (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Microsoft logoMicrosoft Corporation develops, licenses, and supports software, services, devices, and solutions worldwide. Its Productivity and Business Processes segment offers Office, Exchange, SharePoint, Microsoft Teams, Office 365 Security and Compliance, and Skype for Business, as well as related Client Access Licenses (CAL); Skype, Outlook.com, OneDrive, and LinkedIn; and Dynamics 365, a set of cloud-based and on-premises business solutions for small and medium businesses, organizations, and enterprise divisions.Read More 


#2 - Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $17,691,587,250.48
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 121,474,782
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 4,571

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple logoApple Inc designs, manufactures, and markets smartphones, personal computers, tablets, wearables, and accessories worldwide. It also sells various related services. The company offers iPhone, a line of smartphones; Mac, a line of personal computers; iPad, a line of multi-purpose tablets; and wearables, home, and accessories comprising AirPods, Apple TV, Apple Watch, Beats products, HomePod, iPod touch, and other Apple-branded and third-party accessories.Read More 

#3 - Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $58,026,106,102.32
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 16,118,721
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 4,186

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Amazon.com (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Amazon.com logoAmazon.com, Inc engages in the retail sale of consumer products and subscriptions in North America and internationally. The company operates through three segments: North America, International, and Amazon Web Services (AWS). It sells merchandise and content purchased for resale from third-party sellers through physical and online stores.Read More 

#4 - Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $19,560,689,516.64
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 54,590,002
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 3,424

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Facebook (NASDAQ:FB)

Facebook logoFacebook, Inc develops products that enable people to connect and share with friends and family through mobile devices, personal computers, virtual reality headsets, and in-home devices worldwide. The company's products include Facebook that enables people to connect, share, discover, and communicate with each other on mobile devices and personal computers; Instagram, a community for sharing photos, videos, and private messages; Messenger, a messaging application for people to connect with friends, family, groups, and businesses across platforms and devices; and WhatsApp, a messaging application that is used by people and businesses to communicate in a private way.Read More 

#5 - Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $723,140,334.48
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 264,808
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 3,209

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOG)

Alphabet logoAlphabet, Inc is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube.Read More 

#6 - Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $40,648,524,840.00
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 14,968,800
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 3,485

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Alphabet (NASDAQ:GOOGL)

Alphabet logoAlphabet, Inc is a holding company, which engages in the business of acquisition and operation of different companies. It operates through the Google and Other Bets segments. The Google segment includes its main Internet products such as ads, Android, Chrome, hardware, Google Cloud, Google Maps, Google Play, Search, and YouTube.Read More 

#7 - Visa (NYSE:V)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $12,581,733,482.64
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 50,749,167
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 3,303

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Visa (NYSE:V)

Visa logoVisa Inc operates as a payments technology company worldwide. The company facilitates digital payments among consumers, merchants, financial institutions, businesses, strategic partners, and government entities. It operates VisaNet, a transaction processing network that enables authorization, clearing, and settlement of payment transactions.Read More 

#8 - UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $8,779,792,551.12
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 21,306,039
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 2,624

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH)

UnitedHealth Group logoUnitedHealth Group, Inc engages in the provision of health care coverage, software, and data consultancy services. It operates through the following segments: UnitedHealthcare, OptumHealth, OptumInsight, and OptumRx. The UnitedHealthcare segment utilizes Optum's capabilities to help coordinate patient care, improve affordability of medical care, analyze cost trends, manage pharmacy benefits, work with care providers more effectively, and create a simpler consumer experience.Read More 

#9 - JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $2,463,180,966.00
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 16,099,222
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 3,577

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. logoJPMorgan Chase & Co is a financial holding company. It provides financial and investment banking services. The firm offers a range of investment banking products and services in all capital markets, including advising on corporate strategy and structure, capital raising in equity and debt markets, risk management, market making in cash securities and derivative instruments, and brokerage and research.Read More 

#10 - Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $5,925,431,446.24
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 34,414,168
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 3,678

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson logoJohnson & Johnson researches and develops, manufactures, and sells a range of products in the health care field worldwide. It operates through three segments: Consumer Health, Pharmaceutical, and Medical Devices. The Consumer Health segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON'S and AVEENO Baby brands; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand; skin health/beauty products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DR.Read More 

#11 - Mastercard (NYSE:MA)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $4,071,786,674.73
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 10,472,433
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 2,585

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Mastercard (NYSE:MA)

Mastercard logoMastercard Incorporated, a technology company, provides transaction processing and other payment-related products and services in the United States and internationally. It facilitates the processing of payment transactions, including authorization, clearing, and settlement, as well as delivers related products and services.Read More 

#12 - Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: $2,449,668,345.80
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: 3,940,274
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 2,264

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for Adobe (NASDAQ:ADBE)

Adobe logoAdobe, Inc engages in the provision of digital marketing and media solutions. It operates through the following segments: Digital Media, Digital Experience, and Publishing. The Digital Media segment offers creative cloud services, which allow members to download and install the latest versions of products, such as Adobe Photoshop, Adobe Illustrator, Adobe Premiere Pro, Adobe Photoshop Light room and Adobe InDesign, as well as utilize other tools, such as Adobe Acrobat.Read More 

#13 - PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL)

Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Dollars: ($3,616,510,468.89)
Net Inflows of from Institutional Investors in Shares: -12,771,517
Number of Institutional Transactions in the Last 90 Days: 2,732

Inflows and Outflows by Quarter for PayPal (NASDAQ:PYPL)

PayPal logoPayPal Holdings, Inc engages in the development of technology platform for digital payments. Its solutions include PayPal, PayPal Credit, Braintree, Venmo, Xoom, and Paydiant products. The firm manages a two-sided proprietary global technology platform that links customers, which consist of both merchants and consumers, to facilitate the processing of payment transactions.Read More 

 

7 Travel Stocks to Buy as Summer Kicks Into High Gear

The last 18 months have created much uncertainty in the market. And it has been a catalyst for the gamification of stock trading. However, there was one prediction that looked like a good bet then and does even more so now. That prediction was that Americans would begin to travel en masse as soon as they possibly could.

While America may not be back to a pre-pandemic normal, it’s much closer than it was just six months ago. And Americans are making investors in travel stocks very happy.

But is this a case of the easy gains being gone? Should investors be concerned about the Delta variant of the novel coronavirus that is causing public health restrictions to be enacted in certain areas of the world?

At this point, neither of those statements seems to be true. That’s why we’ve put together this special presentation that focuses on travel stocks. We’ve looked at different sectors of the travel category and selected a sample of companies whose stocks look like good investments for the rest of 2021 and likely beyond.

View the "7 Travel Stocks to Buy as Summer Kicks Into High Gear" Here.





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