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What Hedge Fund Sentiment Says about HudBay Minerals Inc (HBM)?

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There are several ways to beat the market, and investing in small cap stocks has historically been one of them. We like to improve the odds of beating the market further by examining what famous hedge fund operators such as Carl Icahn and George Soros think. Those hedge fund operators make billions of dollars each year by hiring the best and the brightest to do research on stocks, including small cap stocks that big brokerage houses simply don’t cover. Because of Carl Icahn and other elite funds’ exemplary historical records, we pay attention to their small cap picks. In this article, we use hedge fund filing data to analyze HudBay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM).

HudBay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM) investors should be aware of a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. However, 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 or drop in popularity but it may still be less or more popular than similarly-priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Emergent Biosolutions Inc (NYSE:EBS), 8Point3 Energy Partners LP (NASDAQ:CAFD), and Terreno Realty Corporation (NYSE:TRNO) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to review the new action encompassing HudBay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM).

What have hedge funds been doing with HudBay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM)?

Nine funds followed by Insider Monkey were long HudBay Minerals at the end of September, down by 25% over the quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Thomas E. Claugus’s GMT Capital has the number one position in HudBay Minerals Inc (NYSE:HBM), worth close to $63.2 million, comprising 1.3% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Arrowstreet Capital, led by Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell, holding a $11.3 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish encompass Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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