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Is Allegion PLC (ALLE) a Good Stock to Buy?

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Hedge Funds and other institutional investors have just completed filing their 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing their equity portfolios as of the end of September. At Insider Monkey, we follow over 700 of the best-performing investors and by analyzing their 13F filings, we can determine the stocks that they are collectively bullish on. One of their picks is Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE), so let’s take a closer look at the sentiment that surrounds it in the current quarter.

Overall, Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE) has seen an increase in support from smart money investors tracked by us. At the end of this article we will also compare ALLE to other stocks including Mallinckrodt PLC (NYSE:MNK), CDW Corp (NASDAQ:CDW), and RPM International Inc. (NYSE:RPM) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the new action encompassing Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE).

Hedge fund activity in Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE)

During the third quarter, the number of investors in the Insider Monkey database long Allegion inched up by 6% to 36. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Select Equity Group, managed by Robert Joseph Caruso, holds the most valuable position in Allegion PLC (NYSE:ALLE). Select Equity Group has a $232.2 million position in the stock, comprising 2% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by John Griffin’s Blue Ridge Capital, which disclosed a $119.2 million position; the fund has 1.4% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that hold long positions comprise Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, and Principal Global Investors’ Columbus Circle Investors.

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