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CNH Industrial NV (NYSE:CNHI) has seen a decrease in hedge fund interest in recent months. CNHI was in 15 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 16 hedge funds in our database with CNHI positions 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 Kansas City Southern (NYSE:KSU), Restaurant Brands International Inc (NYSE:QSR), and LKQ Corporation (NASDAQ:LKQ) to gather more data points.
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What does the smart money think about CNH Industrial NV (NYSE:CNHI)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 15 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a 6% dip from one quarter earlier. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards CNHI over the last 5 quarters, which has risen slightly during that time. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Mason Hawkins’ Southeastern Asset Management has the biggest position in CNH Industrial NV (NYSE:CNHI), worth close to $248.3 million, amounting to 2.4% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Orbis Investment Management, led by William B. Gray, holding a $85.8 million position. Other members of the smart money with similar optimism comprise Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, and Martin Whitman’s Third Avenue Management. We should note that two of these hedge funds (Southeastern Asset Management and Orbis Investment Management) 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.