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Is Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. (ADR) (SHG) Going To Burn Investors?

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We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we look at what those investors think of Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SHG).

Is Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SHG) a healthy stock for your portfolio? The best stock pickers are getting less bullish. The number of bullish hedge fund bets that are revealed through 13F filings contracted by 2 in recent months. 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 Vipshop Holdings Ltd – ADR (NYSE:VIPS), Shire PLC (ADR) (NASDAQ:SHPG), and EnergySolutions, Inc. (NYSE:ES) to gather more data points.

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Hedge fund activity in Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SHG)

At Q3’s end, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a 22% drop from one quarter earlier. By comparison, 6 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in SHG heading into this year, so hedge fund ownership of the stock is still up in 2016. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

HedgeFund

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, William B. Gray’s Orbis Investment Management has the most valuable position in Shinhan Financial Group Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:SHG), worth close to $7.6 million. Coming in second is Fisher Asset Management, led by Ken Fisher, holding a $2.6 million position. Remaining professional money managers that are bullish include D E Shaw, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world, Richard S. Pzena’s Pzena Investment Management, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management. We should note that Orbis Investment 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-micro-cap stocks.

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