The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveiled their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO).
Is Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO) a cheap investment right now? Prominent investors are buying. The number of bullish hedge fund bets went up by 1 lately. FICO was in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 18 hedge funds in our database with FICO holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare FICO to other stocks including American National Insurance Company (NASDAQ:ANAT), Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB), and ProAssurance Corporation (NYSE:PRA) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the latest action regarding Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO).
How are hedge funds trading Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a 6% uptick from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or had already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, holds the biggest position in Fair Isaac Corporation (NYSE:FICO). Royce & Associates has a $95.7 million position in the stock, comprising 0.5% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Jesse Ro’s Tiger Legatus Capital, with a $30.8 million position; 10.9% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other peers that are bullish comprise Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, Ed Bosek’s BeaconLight Capital, and Lee Munder’s Lee Munder Capital Group.