A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE:SID).
Hedge fund interest in Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE:SID) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. 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 in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as CAE, Inc. (USA) (NYSE:CAE), Allied World Assurance Co Holdings, AG. (NYSE:AWH), and Prosperity Bancshares, Inc. (NYSE:PB) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to analyze the latest action encompassing Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE:SID).
Hedge fund activity in Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE:SID)
At Q3’s end, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, unchanged from the second quarter of 2016. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in SID over the last 5 quarters. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, has the number one position in Companhia Siderurgica Nacional (ADR) (NYSE:SID), worth close to $3.9 million. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, with a $0.4 million position. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions comprise D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.