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Hedge Funds Are Selling Calpine Corporation (CPN)

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A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN).

Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN) was in 38 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CPN has seen a decrease in hedge fund interest recently. There were 40 hedge funds in our database with CPN 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 Relx PLC (ADR) (NYSE:RELX), Keysight Technologies Inc (NYSE:KEYS), and Arrow Electronics, Inc. (NYSE:ARW) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a peek at the fresh action encompassing Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN).

Hedge fund activity in Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN)

At Q3’s end, a total of 38 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 5% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital has the biggest position in Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN), worth close to $160.7 million, accounting for 1.9% of its total 13F portfolio. On Carlson Capital’s heels is Bill Miller of Legg Mason Capital Management, with an $141.1 million position; the fund has 2.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers that hold long positions comprise Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal’s Luminus Management, Peter Adam Hochfelder’s Brahman Capital and Charles Clough’s Clough Capital Partners.

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