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Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT): Hedge Funds Are Bearish and Insiders Are Bullish, What Should You Do?

Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT) was in 24 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of December. RKT shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund sentiment of late. There were 29 hedge funds in our database with RKT positions at the end of the previous quarter.

Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT)

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With all of this in mind, it’s important to take a peek at the key action encompassing Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT).

Hedge fund activity in Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT)

In preparation for this year, a total of 24 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of -17% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly.

Of the funds we track, John Paulson’s Paulson & Co had the most valuable position in Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT), worth close to $112 million, comprising 0.7% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Ken Heebner of Capital Growth Management, with a $89 million position; the fund has 2.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that hold long positions include Eric Bannasch’s Cadian Capital, Thomas E. Claugus’s GMT Capital and John Burbank’s Passport Capital.

Seeing as Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT) has faced declining sentiment from the smart money, we can see that there were a few funds who sold off their positions entirely in Q4. Intriguingly, Alexander Mitchell’s Scopus Asset Management dumped the largest position of all the hedgies we key on, valued at an estimated $23 million in stock., and Donald Chiboucis of Columbus Circle Investors was right behind this move, as the fund said goodbye to about $15 million worth. These moves are important to note, as aggregate hedge fund interest dropped by 5 funds in Q4.

What do corporate executives and insiders think about Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT)?

Bullish insider trading is most useful when the company we’re looking at has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the last six-month time frame, Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT) has seen 1 unique insiders purchasing, and 7 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

With the results shown by Insider Monkey’s tactics, retail investors should always monitor hedge fund and insider trading sentiment, and Rock-Tenn Company (NYSE:RKT) is no exception.

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