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ORIX Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:IX) investors should be aware of an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds recently. There were 4 hedge funds in our database with IX positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare IX to other stocks including American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL), Energy Transfer Partners LP (NYSE:ETP), and Coca-Cola Enterprises Inc (NYSE:CCE) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to go over the new action surrounding ORIX Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:IX).
What have hedge funds been doing with ORIX Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:IX)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 50% from the previous quarter. On the other hand, there were a total of 2 hedge funds with a bullish position in IX at the beginning of this year. So, let’s check out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Thomas Bailard’s Bailard Inc has the largest position in ORIX Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:IX), worth close to $2.9 million, accounting for 0.3% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, with a $1.7 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that are bullish include D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Ernest Chow and Jonathan Howe’s Sensato Capital Management and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors. We should note that Sensato Capital Management is 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.