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Do Hedge Funds Love PBF Energy Inc (PBF)?

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The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF).

PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF) was in 23 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. PBF has experienced a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. There were 24 hedge funds in our database with PBF holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Select Income REIT (NYSE:SIR), Yelp Inc (NYSE:YELP), and Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to analyze the recent action regarding PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF).

How have hedgies been trading PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 23 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a decrease of 4% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

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Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Seth Klarman’s Baupost Group has the most valuable position in PBF Energy Inc (NYSE:PBF), worth close to $356 million, amounting to 5.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Baupost Group’s heels is Steadfast Capital Management, led by Robert Pitts, holding a $28.1 million position; 0.5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other members of the smart money that hold long positions encompass Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors and Mark Kingdon’s Kingdon Capital.

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