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Is Magna International Inc. (USA) (NYSE:MGA) a buy, sell, or hold? Prominent investors are selling. The number of bullish hedge fund bets went down by 2 recently. MGA was in 27 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 29 hedge funds in our database with MGA 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 United Continental Holdings Inc (NYSE:UAL), CA, Inc. (NASDAQ:CA), and Verisk Analytics, Inc. (NASDAQ:VRSK) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s review the fresh action regarding Magna International Inc. (USA) (NYSE:MGA).
What does the smart money think about Magna International Inc. (USA) (NYSE:MGA)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 27 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a fall of 7% from the second quarter of 2016. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, East Side Capital (RR Partners), managed by Steven Richman, holds the biggest position in Magna International Inc. (USA) (NYSE:MGA). East Side Capital (RR Partners) has a $94.5 million position in the stock, comprising 4.6% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Daniel Bubis of Tetrem Capital Management, with a $57.9 million position; 2.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other professional money managers with similar optimism encompass Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, Anand Parekh’s Alyeska Investment Group and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.