Is Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) a good place to invest some of your money right now? We can gain invaluable insight to help us answer that question by studying the investment trends of top investors, who employ world-class Ivy League graduates, who are given immense resources and industry contacts to put their financial expertise to work. The top picks of these firms have historically outperformed the market when we account for known risk factors, making them very valuable investment ideas.
Is Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ) going to take off soon? The best stock pickers are becoming less hopeful. The number of long hedge fund positions retreated by 10 recently. At the end of this article we will also compare CSIQ to other stocks, including Repligen Corporation (NASDAQ:RGEN), Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT), and Albany International Corp. (NYSE:AIN) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s review the new action regarding Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ).
How are hedge funds trading Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 31% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Millennium Management, run by Israel Englander, holds the largest position in Canadian Solar Inc. (NASDAQ:CSIQ). The fund has a $44.1 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Quentec Asset Management, led by Ken Hahn, holding a $13.1 million position; the fund has 2.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that are bullish contain Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal’s Luminus Management, and Kenneth Tropin’s Graham Capital Management.