How do we determine whether Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS) makes for a good investment at the moment? We analyze the sentiment of a select group of the very best investors in the world, who spend immense amounts of time and resources studying companies. They may not always be right (no one is), but data shows that their consensus long positions have historically outperformed the market when we adjust for known risk factors.
Is Select Comfort Corp. a buy here? The best stock pickers are selling. The number of long hedge fund positions went down by 4 recently. At the end of this article we will also compare SCSS to other stocks including John Bean Technologies Corporation (NYSE:JBT), Innospec Inc. (NASDAQ:IOSP), and Omnicell, Inc. (NASDAQ:OMCL) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to analyze the fresh action surrounding Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS).
What does the smart money think about Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -14% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Birch Run Capital, managed by Daniel Beltzman and Gergory Smith, holds the most valuable position in Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS). Birch Run Capital has a $26.1 million position in the stock, comprising 7.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Blue Clay Capital, managed by Adam Wright and Gary Kohler, which holds a $18.8 million position; the fund has 15% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish consist of Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies and Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital.