Out of thousands of stocks that are currently traded on the market, it is difficult to determine those that can really generate strong returns. Hedge funds and institutional investors spend millions of dollars on analysts with MBAs and PhDs, who are industry experts and well connected to other industry and media insiders on top of that. Individual investors can piggyback the hedge funds employing these talents and can benefit from their vast resources and knowledge in that way. We analyze quarterly 13F filings of over 700 hedge funds and, by looking at the smart money sentiment that surrounds a stock, we can determine whether it has potential to beat the market over the long-term. Therefore, let’s take a closer look at what smart money thinks about Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM).
Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) has seen an increase in enthusiasm from smart money lately. CBM was in 25 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 21 hedge funds in our database with CBM positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare CBM to other stocks, including Cogent Communications Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CCOI), Luxoft Holding Inc (NYSE:LXFT), and Phibro Animal Health Corp (NASDAQ:PAHC) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the fresh action surrounding Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM).
How have hedgies been trading Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 19% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies has the most valuable position in Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM), worth close to $13.8 million, comprising less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Chuck Royce of Royce & Associates, with a $13.4 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish encompass John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, Robert B. Gillam’s McKinley Capital Management and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.