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What’s more, it’s important to study the recent info about Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY).
Hedge fund activity in Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY)
At Q2’s end, a total of 27 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -13% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully.
According to our 13F database, Iridian Asset Management, managed by David Cohen and Harold Levy, holds the largest position in Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY). Iridian Asset Management has a $79.7 million position in the stock, comprising 1% of its 13F portfolio. On Iridian Asset Management’s heels is Millennium Management, managed by Israel Englander, which held a $46.7 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other hedge funds that hold long positions include D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Philippe Laffont’s Coatue Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.
Since Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY) has faced a fall in interest from upper-tier hedge fund managers, it’s safe to say that there lies a certain “tier” of funds who sold off their full holdings heading into Q2. Interestingly, Rob Butts and Josh Clark’s Southpoint Capital Advisors sold off the biggest position of the “upper crust” of funds we key on, valued at close to $25.6 million in call options.. Israel Englander’s fund, Millennium Management, also dumped its call options., about $10.6 million worth. These transactions are intriguing to say the least, as total hedge fund interest dropped by 4 funds heading into Q2.
How have insiders been trading Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY)?
Insider buying made by high-level executives is most useful when the company we’re looking at has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the last 180-day time period, Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY) has seen zero unique insiders buying, and 2 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
We’ll go over the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Joy Global Inc. (NYSE:JOY). These stocks are Deere & Company (NYSE:DE), Manitowoc Company, Inc. (NYSE:MTW), Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), CNH Global NV (ADR) (NYSE:CNH), and AGCO Corporation (NYSE:AGCO). This group of stocks belong to the farm & construction machinery industry and their market caps are similar to JOY’s market cap.