We at Insider Monkey have gone over 742 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article, we look at what those funds think of CSRA Inc (NYSE:CSRA) based on that data.
CSRA Inc (NYSE:CSRA) has experienced a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. There were 27 hedge funds in our database with CSRA 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 Brunswick Corporation (NYSE:BC), Equity One, Inc. (NYSE:EQY), and Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:NBIX) to gather more data points.
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Now, let’s review the latest action surrounding CSRA Inc (NYSE:CSRA).
Hedge fund activity in CSRA Inc (NYSE:CSRA)
At Q3’s end, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a drop of 7% from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 31 hedge funds with a bullish position in CSRA at the beginning of this year. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, JANA Partners, led by Barry Rosenstein, holds the most valuable position in CSRA Inc (NYSE:CSRA). The fund reportedly has a $129.8 million position in the stock, comprising 2.3% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Stelliam Investment Management, led by Ross Margolies, holding a $53.4 million position; the fund has 1.8% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism consist of Doug Silverman and Alexander Klabin’s Senator Investment Group, Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw. 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.