The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) .
Is ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO) ready to rally soon? Investors who are in the know are taking a bullish view. The number of long hedge fund investments advanced by 1 lately. ACCO was in 20 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 19 hedge funds in our database with ACCO holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare ACCO to other stocks including Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT), Amplify Snack Brands Inc (NYSE:BETR), and Innospec Inc. (NASDAQ:IOSP) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Hedge fund activity in ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO)
At Q3’s end, a total of 20 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a rise of 5% from the second quarter of 2016. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in ACCO over the last 5 quarters, which has steadily risen throughout that time. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, D E Shaw has the most valuable position in ACCO Brands Corporation (NYSE:ACCO), worth close to $12.8 million. On D E Shaw’s heels is AQR Capital Management, led by Cliff Asness, holding an $8.4 million position. Other members of the smart money with similar optimism consist of Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Robert B. Gillam’s McKinley Capital Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group. 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.