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Is CMS Energy Corporation (CMS) a Good Stock to Buy?

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Is CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) a good equity to bet on right now? We like to check what the smart money thinks first before doing extensive research. Although there have been several high profile failed hedge fund picks, the consensus picks among hedge fund investors have historically outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk attributes. It’s not surprising given that hedge funds have access to better information and more resources to find the latest market-moving information.

CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS) was included in the 13F portfolios of 19 funds from our database at the end of September. The stock registered an increase in popularity during the third 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 Fastenal Company (NASDAQ:FAST), MGM Resorts International (NYSE:MGM), and Marathon Oil Corporation (NYSE:MRO) to gather more data points.

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Now, let’s check out the latest action encompassing CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS).

Hedge fund activity in CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS)

At Q3’s end, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, up by one fund over the quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management has the most valuable position in CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS), worth close to $312.7 million, amounting to 0.5% of its total 13F portfolio. On Millennium Management’s heels is AQR Capital Management, led by Cliff Asness, which holds a $46.4 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish include Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.

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