Hedge Fund Sentiment Is Stagnant On Deluxe Corporation (DLX)

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Hedge fund interest in Deluxe Corporation 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 DLX to other stocks, including Emcor Group Inc (NYSE:EME), Rayonier Inc. (NYSE:RYN), and BBVA Banco Frances S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:BFR) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the recent action surrounding Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX).

How have hedgies been trading Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 0% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management has the most valuable position in Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX), worth close to $35.7 million, amounting to 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On AQR Capital Management’s heels is Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, with a $35.1 million position; the fund has 0.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that hold long positions encompass Robert B. Gillam’s McKinley Capital Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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