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Should You Add Tennant Company (TNC) To Your Portfolio?

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The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC).

Is Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC) a healthy stock for your portfolio? Money managers are definitely becoming less confident. The number of long hedge fund positions suffered a reduction of 2 recently. TNC was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 12 hedge funds in our database with TNC positions at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Super Micro Computer, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMCI), Oxford Industries, Inc. (NYSE:OXM), and Beneficial Mutual Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BNCL) to gather more data points.

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What does the smart money think about Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, down by 17% from the second quarter of 2016. By comparison, 10 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in TNC heading into this year. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the largest position in Tennant Company (NYSE:TNC), worth close to $83.6 million. The second most bullish fund manager is GAMCO Investors, led by Mario Gabelli, which holds a $25.2 million position. Some other members of the smart money that hold long positions include Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, Charles Paquelet’s Skylands Capital and Peter Muller’s PDT Partners. 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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