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Should You Add Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (BAH) to Your Portfolio?

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The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We have processed the filings of the more than 700 world-class investment firms that we track and now have access to the collective wisdom contained in these filings, which are based on their September 30 holdings, data that is available nowhere else. Should you consider Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) for your portfolio? We’ll look to this invaluable collective wisdom for the answer.

Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH) saw a decrease in popularity among smart money investors in our database during the third quarter, as the number of funds from our database long the stock declined by four. Nevertheless, 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 Edgewell Personal Care Company (NYSE:EPC), Tegna Inc (NYSE:TGNA), and QEP Resources Inc (NYSE:QEP) to gather more data points.

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Now, let’s analyze the new action surrounding Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH).

How have hedgies been trading Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH)?

At the end of September, 23 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH), down by 15% over the quarter. By comparison, 22 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in BAH heading into this year. So, let’s review which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Brian Ashford-Russell and Tim Woolley’s Polar Capital has the largest position in Booz Allen Hamilton Holding Corporation (NYSE:BAH), worth close to $57.2 million, accounting for 1% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Columbus Circle Investors, holding a $42.8 million position; 0.5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining members of the smart money that hold long positions encompass Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, and Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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