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Is Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (PCL) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

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The elite funds run by legendary investors such as Dan Loeb and David Tepper make hundreds of millions of dollars for themselves and their investors by spending enormous resources doing research on small cap stocks that big investment banks don’t follow. Because of their pay structures, they have strong incentive to do the research necessary to beat the market. That’s why we pay close attention to what they think in small cap stocks. In this article, we take a closer look at Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL) from the perspective of those elite funds.

Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL) was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. PCL investors should be aware of an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. There were 14 hedge funds in our database with PCL positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare PCL to other stocks including Franco-Nevada Corporation (NYSE:FNV), DexCom, Inc. (NASDAQ:DXCM), and Robert Half International Inc. (NYSE:RHI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s review the new action surrounding Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL).

What does the smart money think about Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 14% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies holds the biggest position in Plum Creek Timber Co. Inc. (NYSE:PCL). Renaissance Technologies has an $43.2 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, which holds an $27.7 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining peers that hold long positions contain Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.

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