Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG)
has experienced an increase in hedge fund sentiment lately.
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With these "truths" under our belt, we're going to take a gander at the latest action regarding Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG
What does the smart money think about Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG)?
At Q1's end, a total of 11 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 10% from the first quarter. With hedge funds' positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably.
When looking at the hedgies we track, Mason Hawkins's Southeastern Asset Management
had the biggest position in Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG), worth close to $569.1 million, accounting for 2.6% of its total 13F portfolio. On Southeastern Asset Management's heels is Arrowstreet Capital
, managed by Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell, which held a $27.7 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers that hold long positions include Jim Simons's Renaissance Technologies
, Andrew Sandler's Sandler Capital Management
and Jeffrey Vinik's Vinik Asset Management
As aggregate interest increased, key hedge funds have jumped into Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG) headfirst. Renaissance Technologies
, managed by Jim Simons, assembled the most outsized position in Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG). Renaissance Technologies had 10.9 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Andrew Sandler's Sandler Capital Management
also made a $9.7 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Jeffrey Vinik's Vinik Asset Management
and Matthew Hulsizer's PEAK6 Capital Management
Insider trading activity in Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG)
Bullish insider trading is at its handiest when the company we're looking at has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest six-month time period, Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here
Let's also examine hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Koninklijke Philips Electronics NV (ADR) (NYSE:PHG). These stocks are Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR
), Kubota Corp (ADR) (NYSE:KUB
), Danaher Corporation (NYSE:DHR
), Cummins Inc. (NYSE:CMI
), and Illinois Tool Works Inc. (NYSE:ITW
). This group of stocks belong to the diversified machinery industry and their market caps resemble PHG's market cap.