Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has seen a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money of late.
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Now, it’s important to take a look at the key action regarding Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON).
What does the smart money think about Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON)?
In preparation for this quarter, a total of 30 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -9% from the previous quarter. 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, Adage Capital Management, managed by Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson, holds the largest position in Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). Adage Capital Management has a $486.2 million position in the stock, comprising 1.6% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Mario Gabelli of GAMCO Investors, with a $200.1 million position; 1.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining hedge funds that are bullish include Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Jean-Marie Eveillard’s First Eagle Investment Management and Michael Messner’s Seminole Capital (Investment Mgmt).
Seeing as Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has witnessed a declination in interest from the smart money, it’s safe to say that there exists a select few funds that elected to cut their entire stakes in Q1. At the top of the heap, Larry Foley and Paul Farrell’s Bronson Point Partners sold off the largest investment of all the hedgies we watch, valued at about $45.4 million in stock., and D. E. Shaw of D E Shaw was right behind this move, as the fund said goodbye to about $10.4 million worth. These transactions are interesting, as total hedge fund interest dropped by 3 funds in Q1.
What have insiders been doing with Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is particularly usable when the company we’re looking at has seen transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last 180-day time frame, Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and 9 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also take a look at hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Honeywell International Inc. (NYSE:HON). These stocks are Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI), Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW), Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG), Siemens AG (ADR) (NYSE:SI), and Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR). All of these stocks are in the diversified machinery industry and their market caps resemble HON’s market cap.