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China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD) was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CYD investors should pay attention to a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. There were 7 hedge funds in our database with CYD holdings at the end of June. At the end of this article we will also compare CYD to other stocks including Resolute Forest Products Inc (NYSE:RFP), Textainer Group Holdings Limited (NYSE:TGH), and Ladenburg Thalmann Financial Services (NYSEAMEX:LTS) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Hedge fund activity in China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD)
At Q3’s end, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a 14% dip from one quarter earlier. By comparison, 9 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in CYD heading into this year, which has since tumbled by 33%. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Shah Capital Management, led by Himanshu H. Shah, holds the most valuable position in China Yuchai International Limited (NYSE:CYD). Shah Capital Management has a $37.7 million position in the stock, comprising 21% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Forward Management, led by J. Alan Reid, Jr., which holds a $5.1 million position. Remaining peers that hold long positions encompass Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, Francis Chou’s Chou Associates Management, and Ernest Chow and Jonathan Howe’s Sensato Capital Management. We’d like to point out an extraordinary observation. Three 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, which makes this stock a bit of a dark horse pick despite the final conclusion below.