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Is Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (GT) A Good Stock For Your Portfolio?

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We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we look at what those investors think of Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ:GT).

Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ:GT) was in 38 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. GT investors should be aware of an increase in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. There were 34 hedge funds in our database with GT positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare GT to other stocks including VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:VIP), Turquoise Hill Resources Ltd (NYSE:TRQ), and EQT GP Holdings LP (NYSE:EQGP) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to view the new action encompassing Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ:GT).

Hedge fund activity in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ:GT)

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 38 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a 12% rise from the previous quarter. Overall, hedge fund ownership has remained incredibly stable over the past year, sitting between 34 and 38 funds long the stock. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
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Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Adage Capital Management, managed by Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson, holds the biggest position in Goodyear Tire & Rubber Co (NASDAQ:GT). Adage Capital Management has a $273.6 million position in the stock. On Adage Capital Management’s heels is Anchor Bolt Capital, led by Robert Polak, holding a $230.3 million position; the fund has 7.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money with similar optimism encompass Ric Dillon’s Diamond Hill Capital, Richard McGuire’s Marcato Capital Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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