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Hedge Funds Are Buying C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (CHRW)

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Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and famous investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds and investors’ positions as of the end of the third quarter. You can find write-ups about an individual hedge fund’s trades on several financial news websites. However, in this article we will take a look at their collective moves and analyze what the smart money thinks of C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) based on that data.

C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW) has experienced an increase in hedge fund interest recently. CHRW was in 24 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 19 hedge funds in our database with CHRW 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 Pearson PLC (ADR) (NYSE:PSO), Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG), and Pentair, Ltd. Registered Share (NYSE:PNR) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the fresh action regarding C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW).

How are hedge funds trading C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 24 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 26% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Robert Joseph Caruso’s Select Equity Group has the most valuable position in C.H. Robinson Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:CHRW), worth close to $102.6 million, comprising 0.9% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Donald Yacktman of Yacktman Asset Management, with a $72.7 million position; the fund has 0.6% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money that hold long positions comprise Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management, Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management and Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal’s Luminus Management.

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