Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (CTWS): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

Insider Monkey finished processing more than 700 13F filings made by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds’ portfolio positions as of September 30. What do these smart investors think about Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTWS)?

Hedge fund interest in Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTWS) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. At the end of this article we will also compare CTWS to other stocks, including First Business Financial Services Inc (NASDAQ:FBIZ), Clean Energy Fuels Corp (NASDAQ:CLNE), and Corcept Therapeutics Incorporated (NASDAQ:CORT) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s go over the fresh action regarding Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTWS).

What does the smart money think about Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTWS)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, unchanged from the second quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, holds the number one position in Connecticut Water Service, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTWS). The fund has a $6.5 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’s heels is Israel Englander of Millennium Management, with a $0.7 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish consist of John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors and Gavin Saitowitz and Cisco J. del Valle’s Springbok Capital.