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Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:CHT) was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CHT investors should be aware of a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money lately. There were 10 hedge funds in our database with CHT 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 State Street Corporation (NYSE:STT), Tata Motors Limited (ADR) (NYSE:TTM), and Kellogg Company (NYSE:K) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s analyze the fresh action regarding Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:CHT).
What does the smart money think about Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:CHT)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a decline of 30% from the previous quarter. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in CHT over the last 5 quarters. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world has the number one position in Chunghwa Telecom Co., Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:CHT), worth close to $82.6 million, comprising 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Arrowstreet Capital, led by Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell, holding a $27.9 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish comprise D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Matthew Tewksbury’s Stevens Capital Management. 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.