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Is Seaspan Corporation (SSW) A Good Stock To Buy?

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The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW).

Hedge fund interest in Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator, coupled with the fact that the shares of Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW) were down 18.81% during the same period. The correlation between both is hard to validate, but it prompted us to find out more about the hedge funds holding stakes in Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW), at the end of September.

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 FBL Financial Group (NYSE:FFG), Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU), and Express, Inc. (NYSE:EXPR) to gather more data points.

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What does the smart money think about Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW)?

At the end of Q3, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, flat over the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies has the largest position in Seaspan Corporation (NYSE:SSW), worth close to $17 million, accounting for less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’s heels is Matthew Hulsizer of PEAK6 Capital Management, with a $2.4 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish encompass D E Shaw, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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