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Hedge Funds Are Buying Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (ADR) (MTU)

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We can judge whether Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (ADR) (NYSE:MTU) is a good investment right now by following the lead of some of the best investors in the world and piggybacking their ideas. There’s no better way to get these firms’ immense resources and analytical capabilities working for us than to follow their lead into their best ideas. While not all of these picks will be winners, research shows that these picks historically outperformed the market when we factor in known risk factors.

There were 16 funds in our database bullish on Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (ADR) (NYSE:MTU) at the end of September, compared to 12 funds at the end of June. 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 Enterprise Products Partners L.P. (NYSE:EPD), China Life Insurance Company Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:LFC), and The Chubb Corporation (NYSE:CB) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s go over the latest action encompassing Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (ADR) (NYSE:MTU).

How have hedgies been trading Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (ADR) (NYSE:MTU)?

At the end of September, a total of 16 investors tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, a change of 33% from the second quarter of 2016. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards MTU over the last five quarters. So, let’s review which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Fisher Asset Management, led by Ken Fisher, holds the biggest position in Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group Inc (ADR) (NYSE:MTU). Fisher Asset Management has a $42.8 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. On Fisher Asset Management’s heels is Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $16.4 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism comprise Mike Masters’ Masters Capital Management, David E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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