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Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM) investors should pay attention to an increase in hedge fund sentiment recently. At the end of this article we will also compare IM to other stocks including W.R. Grace & Co. (NYSE:GRA), WABCO Holdings Inc. (NYSE:WBC), and Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to review the fresh action surrounding Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM).
How are hedge funds trading Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 41 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 3% from the second quarter of 2016. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Nick Niell’s Arrowgrass Capital Partners has the biggest position in Ingram Micro Inc. (NYSE:IM), worth close to $121 million, amounting to 1.6% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser of Magnetar Capital, with a $107.5 million position; the fund has 1.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money that hold long positions consist of Robert Emil Zoellner’s Alpine Associates, Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.