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Is Curtiss-Wright Corp. (CW) A Good Stock To Buy?

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Hedge funds run by legendary names like Nelson Peltz and David Tepper make billions of dollars a year for themselves and their super-rich accredited investors (you’ve got to have a minimum of $1 million liquid to invest in a hedge fund) by spending enormous resources on analyzing and uncovering data about small-cap stocks that the big brokerage houses don’t follow. Small caps are where they can generate significant out-performance. That’s why we pay special attention to hedge fund activity in these stocks.

Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 17 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. At the end of this article we will also compare CW to other stocks including Firstmerit Corp (NASDAQ:FMER), Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC), and Stifel Financial Corp. (NYSE:SF) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the fresh action surrounding Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW).

How are hedge funds trading Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW)?

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, GAMCO Investors, managed by Mario Gabelli, holds the largest position in Curtiss-Wright Corp. (NYSE:CW). GAMCO Investors has a $120.8 million position in the stock, comprising 0.8% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Starboard Value LP, led by Jeffrey Smith, holding a $68.9 million position; 1.5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions comprise Clint Murray’s Lodge Hill Capital, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Lee Munder’s Lee Munder Capital Group.

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