Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) was in 12 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. CPA investors should be aware of a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. There were 13 hedge funds in our database with CPA positions at the end of the previous quarter.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the latest action encompassing Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA).
How have hedgies been trading Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA)?
At the end of the fourth quarter, a total of 12 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of -8% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly.
According to our comprehensive database, Farallon Capital, managed by Thomas Steyer, holds the largest position in Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA). Farallon Capital has a $14.5 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Vinik Asset Management, managed by Jeffrey Vinik, which held a $4.9 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining hedgies that are bullish include Robert Bishop’s Impala Asset Management, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.
Judging by the fact that Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) has faced a declination in interest from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, it’s easy to see that there were a few fund managers who sold off their full holdings heading into 2013. Interestingly, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management cut the largest investment of all the hedgies we track, comprising close to $13.9 million in stock., and Richard Driehaus of Driehaus Capital was right behind this move, as the fund said goodbye to about $6.4 million worth. These transactions are important to note, as total hedge fund interest was cut by 1 funds heading into 2013.
How are insiders trading Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA)?
Bullish insider trading is best served when the company in focus has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the last 180-day time period, Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) has seen zero unique insiders buying, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also take a look at hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA). These stocks are JetBlue Airways Corporation (NASDAQ:JBLU), Ryanair Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:RYAAY), LATAM Airlines Group SA (ADR) (NYSE:LFL), Southwest Airlines Co. (NYSE:LUV), and Alaska Air Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALK). This group of stocks are the members of the regional airlines industry and their market caps match CPA’s market cap.