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INTL Fcstone Inc (INTL): Lagging Peers In This Important Metric

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The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil 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 INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL).

INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL) has seen an increase in support from the world’s most successful money managers lately. There were 8 hedge funds in our database with INTL 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 Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT), and Instructure Inc (NYSE:INST) to gather more data points.

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How have hedgies been trading INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a 25% rise from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 10 hedge funds with a bullish position in INTL at the beginning of this year, so sentiment is only flat for 2016. So, let’s find out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Gregg J. Powers of Private Capital Management holds the largest position in INTL Fcstone Inc (NASDAQ:INTL), valued at $43.3 million in stock, comprising 6.4% of its 13F portfolio. On Private Capital Management’s heels is Brian Bares, Russell Mollen, and James Bradshaw of Nine Ten Partners, with a $31.9 million position; the fund has 11% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money with similar optimism include Robert B. Gillam’s McKinley Capital Management, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, and Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-micro-cap stocks.

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