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Hedge Funds Are Dumping RBC Bearings Incorporated (ROLL)

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With the third-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the fourth quarter. One of these stocks was RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL).

RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL) was in an 8 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. ROLL has experienced a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. There were 13 hedge funds in our database with ROLL positions 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 Capital Bank Financial Corp (NASDAQ:CBF), Headwaters Inc (NYSE:HW), and ClubCorp Holdings Inc (NYSE:MYCC) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to check out the new action regarding RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL).

How are hedge funds trading RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of an 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -38% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, holds the biggest position in RBC Bearings Incorporated (NASDAQ:ROLL). Royce & Associates has a $62.6 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund is Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, with a $7.9 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. The remaining members of the smart money that are bullish contain Alexander Mitchell’s Scopus Asset Management, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.

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