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Should You Buy Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) (CCU)?

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At Insider Monkey, we pore over the filings of more than 700 top investment firms every quarter, a process we have now completed for the latest reporting period. The data we’ve gathered as a result gives us access to a wealth of collective knowledge based on these firms’ portfolio holdings as of September 30. In this article, we will use that wealth of knowledge to determine whether or not Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:CCU) makes for a good investment right now.

Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:CCU) has experienced an increase in enthusiasm from smart money lately. 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 Biomed Realty Trust Inc (NYSE:BMR), American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC), and AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO) to gather more data points.

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In the financial world, there are several metrics stock market investors have at their disposal to analyze their stock investments. A couple of the most innovative metrics are hedge fund and insider trading activity. Our researchers have shown that, historically, those who follow the top picks of the top hedge fund managers can outperform their index-focused peers by a superb amount (see the details here).

Now, let’s review the key action encompassing Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:CCU).

What have hedge funds been doing with Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:CCU)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an increase of 33% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, William Duhamel’s Route One Investment Company has the largest position in Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:CCU), worth close to $95.2 million, corresponding to 5.6% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Royce & Associates, led by Chuck Royce, holding a $11.1 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism include Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Renaissance Technologies, and D E Shaw.

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