NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)
has experienced an increase in support from the world's most elite money managers lately.
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Consequently, we're going to take a look at the key action encompassing NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE
How have hedgies been trading NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)?
In preparation for this year, a total of 9 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 13% from the third quarter. With hedge funds' positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an "upper tier" of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes meaningfully.
Of the funds we track, Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson's Adage Capital Management
had the biggest position in NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE), worth close to $34.7 million, accounting for 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Israel Englander of Millennium Management
, with a $19.8 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds that hold long positions include Mario Gabelli's GAMCO Investors
, Cliff Asness's AQR Capital Management
and D. E. Shaw's D E Shaw
With a general bullishness amongst the heavyweights, key hedge funds were breaking ground themselves. Levin Capital Strategies
, managed by John A. Levin, initiated the biggest position in NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE). Levin Capital Strategies had 1.3 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Paul Tudor Jones's Tudor Investment Corp
also initiated a $0.3 million position during the quarter.
How are insiders trading NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE)?
Insider buying is best served when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest 180-day time period, NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE) has experienced 1 unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here
Let's check out hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to NorthWestern Corp (NYSE:NWE). These stocks are Otter Tail Corporation (NASDAQ:OTTR
), ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE
), PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PNM
), MGE Energy, Inc. (NASDAQ:MGEE
), and Avista Corp (NYSE:AVA
). This group of stocks are the members of the diversified utilities industry and their market caps resemble NWE's market cap.