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Cameron International Corporation (CAM): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

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Is Cameron International Corporation (NYSE:CAM) a good investment right now? We check hedge fund and billionaire investor sentiment before delving into hours of research. Hedge funds spend millions of dollars on Ivy League graduates, expert networks, and get tips from industry insiders. They fail miserably sometimes, but historically their consensus stock picks outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk factors.

Cameron International Corporation (NYSE:CAM) was in 49 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CAM shareholders have witnessed an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. There were 37 hedge funds in our database with CAM positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare CAM to other stocks, including Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR), Noble Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NBL), and Hanesbrands Inc. (NYSE:HBI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Today there are plenty of signals stock market investors can use to analyze stocks. A pair of the less utilized signals are hedge fund and insider trading activity. Our researchers have shown that, historically, those who follow the best picks of the top fund managers can outclass the market by a solid margin (see the details here).

With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the fresh action regarding Cameron International Corporation (NYSE:CAM).

Hedge fund activity in Cameron International Corporation (NYSE:CAM)

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 49 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 32% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, East Side Capital (RR Partners), managed by Steven Richman, holds the biggest position in Cameron International Corporation (NYSE:CAM). East Side Capital (RR Partners) has a $186.9 million position in the stock, comprising 8% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Paulson & Co, led by John Paulson, holding a $184 million position; the fund has 1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish include Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw and Matthew Halbower’s Pentwater Capital Management.

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