While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by uncertainty regarding the future of the interest rate environment in the US, the low commodity prices and the economic turmoil in China, many smart money investors are keeping their optimism regarding the current bull run, while still hedging many of their long positions. However, as we know, big investors usually buy stocks with strong fundamentals, which is why we believe we can profit from imitating them. In this article, we are going to take a look at the smart money sentiment surrounding Nestle SA Reg Shs. Ser. B Spons (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NSRGY).
Nestle SA Reg Shs. Ser. B Spons (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NSRGY) investors should be aware of a decrease in hedge fund sentiment lately. NSRGY was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 6 hedge funds in our database with NSRGY holdings 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 JPMorgan Chase & Co. (NYSE:JPM), Novartis AG (ADR) (NYSE:NVS), and Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. (NYSE:WMT) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s go over the recent action regarding Nestle SA Reg Shs. Ser. B Spons (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NSRGY).
What have hedge funds been doing with Nestle SA Reg Shs. Ser. B Spons (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NSRGY)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -17% from the second quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Gardner Russo & Gardner, managed by Tom Russo, holds the biggest position in Nestle SA Reg Shs. Ser. B Spons (ADR) (OTCMKTS:NSRGY). Gardner Russo & Gardner has a $1.1829 billion position in the stock, comprising 10.7% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Ed Beddow and William Tichy’s Beddow Capital Management, with a $12 million position; 5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other professional money managers that are bullish contain Tom Russo’s Gardner Russo & Gardner, Boykin Curry’s Eagle Capital Management and Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management.