Hedge Funds and other institutional investors have just completed filing their 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing their equity portfolios as of the end of September. At Insider Monkey, we follow over 700 of the best-performing investors and by analyzing their 13F filings, we can determine the stocks that they are collectively bullish on. One of their picks is Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ), so let’s take a closer look at the sentiment that surrounds it in the current quarter.
Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ) was in 27 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. IVZ investors should pay attention to a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. There were 34 hedge funds in our database with IVZ holdings at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Vanguard Short Term Corporate Bond ETF (NASDAQ:VCSH), Mattel, Inc. (NASDAQ:MAT), and NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:NDAQ) to gather more data points.
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How are hedge funds trading Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 27 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 21% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Richard S. Pzena’s Pzena Investment Management has the most valuable position in Invesco Ltd. (NYSE:IVZ), worth close to $78.9 million. The second largest stake is held by Citadel Investment Group, led by Ken Griffin, holding a $64.2 million position. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions include Paul Reeder and Edward Shapiro’s PAR Capital Management, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management and Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management.