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Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (YZC)

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Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC) was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of December. YZC investors should be aware of an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds lately. There were 4 hedge funds in our database with YZC positions at the end of the previous quarter.

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Consequently, it’s important to take a peek at the latest action regarding Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC).

Hedge fund activity in Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC)

Heading into 2013, a total of 6 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 50% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably.

When looking at the hedgies we track, Jason Adler’s AlphaBet Management had the most valuable position in Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC), worth close to $2.3 million, accounting for 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, which held a $0.9 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that hold long positions include Robert B. Gillam’s McKinley Capital Management, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and Bruce Kovner’s Caxton Associates LP.

As one would reasonably expect, some big names were leading the bulls’ herd. Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, created the most outsized position in Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC). Citadel Investment Group had 0.9 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Robert B. Gillam’s McKinley Capital Management also initiated a $0.6 million position during the quarter. The only other fund with a brand new YZC position is Bruce Kovner’s Caxton Associates LP.

What have insiders been doing with Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC)?

Bullish insider trading is particularly usable when the primary stock in question has seen transactions within the past 180 days. Over the latest half-year time period, Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

Let’s also examine hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC). These stocks are Central Fund of Canada Limited (USA) (NYSEAMEX:CEF), Cameco Corporation (USA) (NYSE:CCJ), Peabody Energy Corporation (NYSE:BTU), CONSOL Energy Inc. (NYSE:CNX), and Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ). This group of stocks are the members of the industrial metals & minerals industry and their market caps match YZC’s market cap.

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