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Is Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (CBI) A Good Stock To Buy?

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How do we determine whether Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI) makes for a good investment at the moment? We analyze the sentiment of a select group of the very best investors in the world, who spend immense amounts of time and resources studying companies. They may not always be right (no one is), but data shows that their consensus long positions have historically outperformed the market when we adjust for known risk factors.

Is Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI) going to take off soon? The smart money is taking an optimistic view. The number of bullish hedge fund bets moved up by 1 lately. CBI was in 27 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 26 hedge funds in our database with CBI 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 Trimble Navigation Limited (NASDAQ:TRMB), Genesis Energy, L.P. (NYSE:GEL), and Graphic Packaging Holding Company (NYSE:GPK) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s go over the latest action regarding Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI).

What does the smart money think about Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI)?

At the Q3’s end, a total of 27 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 4% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Greenlight Capital, managed by David Einhorn, holds the number one position in Chicago Bridge & Iron Company N.V. (NYSE:CBI). Greenlight Capital has an $296.7 million position in the stock, comprising 4.9% of its 13F portfolio. On Greenlight Capital’s heels is Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, which holds an $82.5 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions contain Warren Buffett’s Berkshire Hathaway, David Tepper’s Appaloosa Management LP and Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management.

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