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Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (CVGI): Hedge Funds and Insiders Are Bearish, What Should You Do?

Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI)Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI) was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of March. CVGI has experienced a decrease in hedge fund sentiment in recent months. There were 8 hedge funds in our database with CVGI positions at the end of the previous quarter.

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Keeping this in mind, it’s important to take a gander at the recent action regarding Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI).

What does the smart money think about Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI)?

In preparation for this quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of -25% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably.

According to our comprehensive database, Alexander Medina Seaver’s Stadium Capital Management had the largest position in Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI), worth close to $22.6 million, accounting for 5.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by York Capital Management, managed by James Dinan, which held a $17.5 million position; 0.4% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining peers that hold long positions include Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.

Due to the fact that Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI) has experienced bearish sentiment from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, it’s easy to see that there were a few fund managers that slashed their entire stakes heading into Q2. Intriguingly, Peter Algert and Kevin Coldiron’s Algert Coldiron Investors cut the largest stake of the 450+ funds we watch, totaling close to $1.1 million in stock.. Richard Driehaus’s fund, Driehaus Capital, also cut its stock, about $0.5 million worth. These moves are intriguing to say the least, as aggregate hedge fund interest was cut by 2 funds heading into Q2.

What have insiders been doing with Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI)?

Insider buying is at its handiest when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the last six-month time frame, Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and 3 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

With the results shown by our time-tested strategies, everyday investors should always pay attention to hedge fund and insider trading activity, and Commercial Vehicle Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGI) applies perfectly to this mantra.

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