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Hedge Funds Are Buying Bruker Corporation (BRKR)

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Hedge fund managers like David Einhorn, Dan Loeb, or Carl Icahn became billionaires through reaping large profits for their investors, which is why piggybacking their stock picks may provide us with significant returns as well. Many hedge funds, like Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, are pretty secretive, but we can still get some insights by analyzing their quarterly 13F filings. One of the most fertile grounds for large abnormal returns is hedge funds’ most popular small-cap picks, which are not so widely followed and often trade at a discount to their intrinsic value. In this article we will check out hedge fund activity in another small-cap stock: Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR).

Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund sentiment of late. Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) was in 20 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 15 hedge funds in our database with Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR) to other stocks, including Care Capital Properties Inc (NYSE:CCP), Sunstone Hotel Investors Inc (NYSE:SHO), and Bank of Hawaii Corporation (NYSE:BOH) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, we’re going to go over the recent action encompassing Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR).

What have hedge funds been doing with Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR)?

At the end of September, a total of 20 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an increase of 33% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Select Equity Group, managed by Robert Joseph Caruso, holds the number one position in Bruker Corporation (NASDAQ:BRKR). Select Equity Group has a $76.9 million position in the stock, comprising 0.7% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Israel Englander of Millennium Management, with a $33.7 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism encompass Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, and Mariko Gordon’s Daruma Asset Management.

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