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Is Rexnord Corp (RXN) A Good Stock To Buy?

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The successful 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 Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN) from the perspective of those successful funds.

Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN) has seen a decrease in support from the world’s most successful money managers lately. RXN was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 19 hedge funds in our database with RXN holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare RXN to other stocks including Watts Water Technologies Inc (NYSE:WTS), Pretium Resources Inc (NYSE:PVG), and Dorman Products Inc. (NASDAQ:DORM) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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What does the smart money think about Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a drop of 16% from one quarter earlier. On the other hand, there were a total of 13 hedge funds with a bullish position in RXN at the beginning of this year, so hedge fund ownership is still up this year. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
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Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management has the largest position in Rexnord Corp (NYSE:RXN), worth close to $63.6 million. Coming in second is Impax Asset Management, led by Ian Simm, holding a $46.5 million position; the fund has 2.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other professional money managers with similar optimism contain David E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Richard S. Meisenberg’s ACK Asset Management, and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies. We should note that Impax Asset Management is among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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