Is Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) a buy right now? Investors who are in the know are reducing their bets on the stock. The number of long hedge fund bets stayed the same which is a slightly negative development in our experience
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the key action encompassing Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI).
What have hedge funds been doing with Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI)?
In preparation for this year, a total of 11 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 0% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially.
When looking at the hedgies we track, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust, managed by Michael Larson, holds the most valuable position in Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI). Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust has a $779 million position in the stock, comprising 4.6% of its 13F portfolio. On Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation Trust’s heels is D E Shaw, managed by D. E. Shaw, which held a $158 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds that hold long positions include Daniel Bubis’s Tetrem Capital Management, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management.
Because Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) has experienced declining sentiment from hedge fund managers, it’s easy to see that there is a sect of hedge funds who sold off their entire stakes in Q4. Intriguingly, Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates said goodbye to the biggest stake of the 450+ funds we watch, comprising about $1 million in stock.. Charles Davidson’s fund, Wexford Capital, also sold off its stock, about $0 million worth. These bearish behaviors are intriguing to say the least, as aggregate hedge fund interest stayed the same (this is a bearish signal in our experience).
What have insiders been doing with Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI)?
Insider purchases made by high-level executives is particularly usable when the company in question has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest 180-day time frame, Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s go over hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI). These stocks are Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP), CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX), Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC), and Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP). This group of stocks are the members of the railroads industry and their market caps are closest to CNI’s market cap.
|Company Name||# of Hedge Funds||# of Insiders Buying||# of Insiders Selling|
|Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU)||9||0||6|
|Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP)||30||0||0|
|CSX Corporation (NYSE:CSX)||34||0||2|
|Norfolk Southern Corp. (NYSE:NSC)||31||0||4|
|Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE:UNP)||43||1||7|
With the returns shown by the aforementioned research, everyday investors must always keep an eye on hedge fund and insider trading activity, and Canadian National Railway (USA) (NYSE:CNI) shareholders fit into this picture quite nicely.
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