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Is Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) worth your attention right now? The smart money is turning bullish. The number of long hedge fund bets moved up by 4 recently. At the end of this article we will also compare CSTM to other stocks including ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) Ltd (NASDAQ:IMOS), Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP), and HomeStreet Inc (NASDAQ:HMST) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to analyze the key action regarding Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM).
How have hedgies been trading Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 32 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a gain of 14% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, North Run Capital, managed by Thomas Ellis and Todd Hammer, holds the most valuable position in Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM). North Run Capital has a $53 million position in the stock, comprising 8.3% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is D E Shaw, led by D. E. Shaw, holding a $44.3 million position. Other members of the smart money that are bullish contain Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management, Kevin Michael Ulrich and Anthony Davis’s Anchorage Advisors and Michael Kaufman’s MAK Capital One.
Now, key hedge funds have jumped into Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) headfirst. Anchorage Advisors, assembled the biggest position in Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM). Anchorage Advisors had $22.8 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Andrew Feldstein and Stephen Siderow’s Blue Mountain Capital also initiated a $9.1 million position during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new CSTM investors: Robert Henry Lynch’s Aristeia Capital, Richard Driehaus’s Driehaus Capital, and Robert Polak’s Anchor Bolt Capital.
Let’s check out hedge fund activity in other stocks – not necessarily in the same industry as Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) but similarly valued. We will take a look at ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) Ltd (NASDAQ:IMOS), Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP), HomeStreet Inc (NASDAQ:HMST), and Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP). This group of stocks’ market values resemble CSTM’s market value.
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As you can see these stocks had an average of 10 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $77 million. That figure was $284 million in CSTM’s case. ChipMOS Technologies (Bermuda) Ltd (NASDAQ:IMOS) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Green Plains Partners LP (NASDAQ:GPP) is the least popular one with only 5 bullish hedge fund positions. Compared to these stocks Constellium NV (NYSE:CSTM) is more popular among hedge funds. Considering that hedge funds are fond of this stock in relation to its market cap peers, it may be a good idea to analyze it in detail and potentially include it in your portfolio.