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Should You Buy CBIZ, Inc. (CBZ)?

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The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge funds have been producing disappointing net returns in recent years, however that was partly due to the poor performance of small-cap stocks in general. Well, small-cap stocks finally turned the corner and have been beating the large-cap stocks by more than 10 percentage points over the last 5 months.This means the relevancy of hedge funds’ public filings became inarguable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ) .

Is CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ) going to take off soon? Investors who are in the know are taking a bullish view. The number of bullish hedge fund investments rose by 4 lately. CBZ was in 18 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 14 hedge funds in our database with CBZ positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare CBZ to other stocks including Oclaro, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCLR), Chase Corporation (NYSEAMEX:CCF), and Applied Micro Circuits Corporation (NASDAQ:AMCC) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Hedge fund activity in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ)

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 18 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a rise of 29% from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards CBZ over the last 5 quarters. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

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Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Cardinal Capital, led by Amy Minella, holds the largest position in CBIZ, Inc. (NYSE:CBZ). Cardinal Capital has a $32.1 million position in the stock, comprising 1.5% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Gregg J. Powers of Private Capital Management, with a $6.8 million position; 1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other peers that are bullish contain D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Claus Moller’s P2 Capital Partners and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies. 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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