You probably know from experience that there is not as much information on small-cap companies as there is on large companies. Of course, this makes it really hard and difficult for individual investors to make proper and accurate analysis of certain small-cap companies. However, well-known and successful hedge fund investors like Carl Icahn and George Soros hold the necessary resources and abilities to conduct an extensive stock analysis on small-cap stocks, which enable them to make millions of dollars by identifying potential winners within the small-cap galaxy of stocks. This represents the main reason why Insider Monkey takes notice of the hedge fund activity in these overlooked stocks.
Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP) was in 32 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CP has experienced an increase in hedge fund sentiment lately. There were 31 hedge funds in our database with CP positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare CP to other stocks including Hormel Foods Corporation (NYSE:HRL), Omnicom Group Inc. (NYSE:OMC), and L Brands Inc (NYSE:LB) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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How have hedgies been trading Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 32 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a rise of 3% from the second quarter of 2016. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global has the number one position in Canadian Pacific Railway Limited (USA) (NYSE:CP), worth close to $548.9 million, comprising 2.4% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is John Armitage of Egerton Capital Limited, with a $379.3 million position; 4.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other members of the smart money with similar optimism comprise John Griffin’s Blue Ridge Capital, 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.