Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (USA) (NYSE:AEM) was in 20 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. aem has seen a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers lately. There were 25 hedge funds in our database with aem positions at the end of the previous quarter.
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Keeping this in mind, it’s important to take a look at the recent action surrounding Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (USA) (NYSE:AEM).
What have hedge funds been doing with Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (USA) (NYSE:AEM)?
Heading into 2013, a total of 20 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -20% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially.
According to our comprehensive database, First Eagle Investment Management, managed by Jean-Marie Eveillard, holds the largest position in Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (USA) (NYSE:AEM). First Eagle Investment Management has a $557 million position in the stock, comprising 2% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Jeffrey Vinik of Vinik Asset Management, with a $62 million position; 0% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedgies that are bullish include John Paulson’s Paulson & Co, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates.
Judging by the fact that Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (USA) (NYSE:AEM) has faced a declination in interest from the smart money, it’s easy to see that there was a specific group of money managers that decided to sell off their positions entirely heading into 2013. Interestingly, Ranjan Tandon’s Libra Advisors dumped the biggest investment of the 450+ funds we watch, comprising about $16 million in stock., and Charles Clough of Clough Capital Partners was right behind this move, as the fund said goodbye to about $10 million worth. These bearish behaviors are intriguing to say the least, as total hedge fund interest fell by 5 funds heading into 2013.
What do corporate executives and insiders think about Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (USA) (NYSE:AEM)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is particularly usable when the primary stock in question has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the last half-year time frame, Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (USA) (NYSE:AEM) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
With the results shown by Insider Monkey’s strategies, everyday investors must always monitor hedge fund and insider trading sentiment, and Agnico-Eagle Mines Limited (USA) (NYSE:AEM) is no exception.
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