Is Credit Acceptance Corp. (CACC) A Good Stock To Buy?

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Is Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC) a good stock to buy right now? We at Insider Monkey like to examine what billionaires and hedge funds think of a company before doing days of research on it. Given their 2 and 20 payment structure, hedge funds have more resources than the average investor. The funds have access to expert networks and get tips from industry insiders. They also have numerous Ivy League graduates and MBAs. Like everyone else, hedge funds perform miserably at times, but their consensus picks have historically outperformed the market after risk adjustments. For example the 15 most popular small-cap stocks among hedge funds outstripped the S&P 500 index by 12 percentage points per year for more than a decade in our back tests.

Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. 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 Spirit Realty Capital Inc (NYSE:SRC), Phillips 66 Partners LP (NYSE:PSXP), and Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH) to gather more data points.

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What does the smart money think about Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, BloombergSen, managed by Jonathan Bloomberg, holds the largest position in Credit Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:CACC). BloombergSen has an $190.3 million position in the stock, comprising 10.7% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Abrams Bison Investments, led by Gavin M. Abrams, holding an $104.1 million position; 11.4% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other members of the smart money that are bullish encompass William von Mueffling’s Cantillon Capital Management, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies and Edward Goodnow’s Goodnow Investment Group.

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