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Is Columbia Property Trust Inc (CXP) A Good Stock To Buy?

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The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge funds have been producing disappointing net returns in recent years, however that was partly due to the poor performance of small-cap stocks in general. Well, small-cap stocks finally turned the corner and have been beating the large-cap stocks by more than 10 percentage points over the last 5 months.This means the relevancy of hedge funds’ public filings became inarguable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Columbia Property Trust Inc (NYSE:CXP) .

Columbia Property Trust Inc (NYSE:CXP) was in 11 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CXP shareholders have witnessed a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money recently. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with CXP holdings at the end of September. 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 Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), Clean Harbors Inc (NYSE:CLH), and IBERIABANK Corporation (NASDAQ:IBKC) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s analyze the key action surrounding Columbia Property Trust Inc (NYSE:CXP).

Hedge fund activity in Columbia Property Trust Inc (NYSE:CXP)

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a decline of 8% from one quarter earlier. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards CXP over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s find out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, David S. Winter and David J. Millstone’s 40 North Management has the biggest position in Columbia Property Trust Inc (NYSE:CXP), worth close to $32.9 million, accounting for 6% of its total 13F portfolio. On 40 North Management’s heels is D E Shaw, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world, holding a $19.4 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions encompass Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies. We should note that none 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-microcap stocks.

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