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Hedge Funds Aren’t Crazy About Alamo Group, Inc. (ALG) Anymore

Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and famous investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds and investors’ positions as of the end of the third quarter. You can find write-ups about an individual hedge fund’s trades on numerous financial news websites. However, in this article we will take a look at their collective moves and analyze what the smart money thinks of Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALG) based on that data.

Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALG) investors should be aware of a decrease in the activity from the world’s largest hedge funds lately. The stock lost 14% in the third quarter, after having gained 12% in the first six months of the year, so investors are either becoming less optimistic or sold the stock for profit-taking reasons. Among the funds we follow, ALG was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September, compared to 9 funds a quarter earlier.

In addition, at the end of this article we will also compare ALG to other stocks, including CoBiz Financial Inc (NASDAQ:COBZ), Frontline Ltd (NYSE:FRO), and The Marcus Corporation (NYSE:MCS) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to check out the key action regarding Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALG).

What does the smart money think about Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALG)?

Among the seven funds that were bullish on the stock in the third quarter, James A. Star’s Longview Asset Management has the number one position in Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALG), worth close to $79.5 million, comprising 1.7% of its total 13F portfolio. On Longview Asset Management’s heels is Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, with a $55.3 million position; 0.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other peers with similar optimism include Martin Whitman’s Third Avenue Management, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.

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