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Hedge Funds Are Dumping Macerich Co (MAC)

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The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC).

Macerich Co was in 21 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. MAC has seen a decrease in hedge fund sentiment in recent months. There were 29 hedge funds in our database with MAC 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 Plains All American Pipeline, L.P. (NYSE:PAA), CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), and Nucor Corporation (NYSE:NUE) to gather more data points.

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Now, we’re going to take a gander at the fresh action encompassing Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC).

What does the smart money think about Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 21 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -28% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Martin Whitman’s Third Avenue Management has the most valuable position in Macerich Co (NYSE:MAC), worth close to $150.1 million, accounting for 4.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Third Avenue Management’s heels is AEW Capital Management, managed by Jeffrey Furber, which holds a $85.6 million position; 2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining members of the smart money with similar optimism comprise Jamie Zimmerman’s Litespeed Management, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management.

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