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 J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT).
J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT) was in 32 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. JBHT shareholders have witnessed an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers in recent months. There were 23 hedge funds in our database with JBHT 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 Pembina Pipeline Corp (NYSE:PBA), F5 Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIV), and InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the key action encompassing J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT).
How are hedge funds trading J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 32 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, up by 39% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, holds the most valuable position in J.B. Hunt Transport Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:JBHT). According to its latest quarterly report, the fund holds $49.5 million worth of stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, which holds a $48.2 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers that are bullish encompass John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, Lee Hicks and Jan Koerner’s Park Presidio Capital and Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management.