White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:WTM) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund sentiment of late.
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Now, we're going to take a glance at the latest action encompassing White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:WTM).
In preparation for this quarter, a total of 9 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -25% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money's capital changing hands, there exists an "upper tier" of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably.
When looking at the hedgies we track, Martin Whitman's Third Avenue Management had the largest position in White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:WTM), worth close to $149 million, comprising 2.9% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $8.1 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedgies that hold long positions include D. E. Shaw's D E Shaw, Chuck Royce's Royce & Associates and David Costen Haley's HBK Investments.
Seeing as White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:WTM) has witnessed declining sentiment from the smart money, it's easy to see that there was a specific group of hedge funds who were dropping their full holdings at the end of the first quarter. Interestingly, Ric Dillon's Diamond Hill Capital sold off the biggest stake of the 450+ funds we watch, comprising an estimated $3.6 million in stock.. Ben Levine Andrew Manuel and Stefan Renold's fund, LMR Partners, also dumped its stock, about $1 million worth. These bearish behaviors are intriguing to say the least, as aggregate hedge fund interest fell by 3 funds at the end of the first quarter.
Insider trading activity, especially when it's bullish, is particularly usable when the company in focus has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the latest six-month time frame, White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:WTM) has seen 1 unique insiders buying, and 2 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let's also take a look at hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to White Mountains Insurance Group Ltd (NYSE:WTM). These stocks are HCC Insurance Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:HCC), American Financial Group (NYSE:AFG), Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR), RenaissanceRe Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:RNR), and Allied World Assurance Co Holdings, AG. (NYSE:AWH). This group of stocks are in the property & casualty insurance industry and their market caps match WTM's market cap.