Is LMI Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:LMIA) a good stock to buy right now? We at Insider Monkey like to examine what billionaires and hedge funds think of a company before doing days of research on it. Given their 2 and 20 payment structure, hedge funds have more resources than the average investor. The funds have access to expert networks and get tips from industry insiders. They also have numerous Ivy League graduates and MBAs. Like everyone else, hedge funds perform miserably at times, but their consensus picks have historically outperformed the market after risk adjustments.
Is LMI Aerospace, Inc. a buy right now? The smart money is becoming less confident. The number of bullish hedge fund positions retreated by 1 lately. At the end of this article we will also compare LMIA to other stocks including Abraxas Petroleum Corp. (NASDAQ:AXAS), Pioneer Energy Services Corp (NYSE:PES), and Dynamic Materials Corporation (NASDAQ:BOOM) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the latest action encompassing LMI Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:LMIA).
Hedge fund activity in LMI Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:LMIA)
At Q3’s end, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a slide of 13% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the biggest position in LMI Aerospace, Inc. (NASDAQ:LMIA), worth close to $13 million, amounting to 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management, with an $11.6 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining peers that are bullish on this stock encompass Peter Schliemann’s Rutabaga Capital Management, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.