SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) shareholders have witnessed an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers of late.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a glance at the recent action regarding SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG).
What have hedge funds been doing with SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG)?
Heading into 2013, a total of 10 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 25% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully.
Of the funds we track, Winton Capital Management, managed by David Harding, holds the biggest position in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). Winton Capital Management has a $26 million position in the stock, comprising 0.7% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, which held a $9 million position; the fund has 0% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism include Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management and Douglas W. Case’s Advanced Investment Partners.
As industrywide interest jumped, specific money managers have jumped into SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) headfirst. D E Shaw, managed by D. E. Shaw, initiated the most outsized position in SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). D E Shaw had 3 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Paul Tudor Jones’s Tudor Investment Corp also made a $1 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The only other fund with a new position in the stock is Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.
What do corporate executives and insiders think about SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG)?
Insider buying 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, SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG) has seen zero unique insiders buying, and 1 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also review hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to SCANA Corporation (NYSE:SCG). These stocks are Brookfield Infrastructure Partners L.P. (NYSE:BIP), Alliant Energy Corporation (NYSE:LNT), CMS Energy Corporation (NYSE:CMS), Pinnacle West Capital Corporation (NYSE:PNW), and OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE). This group of stocks are the members of the electric utilities industry and their market caps match SCG’s market cap.