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Hedge Funds Are Selling Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (AAWW)

We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we look at what those investors think of Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW).

Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW) investors should be aware of a decrease in hedge fund sentiment in recent months. AAWW was in 22 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 26 hedge funds in our database with AAWW 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 HudBay Minerals Inc Ord Shs (NYSE:HBM), StoneMor Partners L.P. (NYSE:STON), and Finish Line Inc (NASDAQ:FINL) to gather more data points.

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Now, let’s take a look at the fresh action surrounding Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW).

How have hedgies been trading Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -15% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Fisher Asset Management, managed by Ken Fisher, holds the largest position in Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:AAWW). Fisher Asset Management has a $42 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Renaissance Technologies, holding a $11.8 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. The remaining members of the smart money that hold long positions contain Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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