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Do Hedge Funds Love Embraer SA (ADR) (ERJ)?

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A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on Embraer SA (ADR) (NYSE:ERJ).

Is Embraer SA (ADR) (NYSE:ERJ) a splendid investment right now? The best stock pickers are indeed in a bullish mood. The number of bullish hedge fund investments went up by 1 in recent months. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with ERJ holdings at the end of the 2016 third quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare ERJ to other stocks including PDC Energy Inc (NASDAQ:PDCE), Piedmont Office Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:PDM), and CLARCOR Inc. (NYSE:CLC) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the fresh action regarding Embraer SA (ADR) (NYSE:ERJ).

What does the smart money think about Embraer SA (ADR) (NYSE:ERJ)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 10% from the previous quarter. By comparison, 6 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in ERJ heading into this year. So, let’s examine which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, holds the number one position in Embraer SA (ADR) (NYSE:ERJ). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $27.4 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is AQR Capital Management, led by Cliff Asness, holding a $10.8 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish comprise John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, David Halpert’s Prince Street Capital Management and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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