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Hedge Funds Data Says Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NOK) May Be Lacking

With the third-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world were buying or selling heading into the fourth quarter. One of these stocks was Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), so let’s see how top investors were trading it.

Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK) has experienced an increase in hedge fund interest lately, being included in the portfolios of 24 investors tracked by Insider Monkey. At the end of this article we will also compare Nokia Corporation to other stocks including O’Reilly Automotive Inc (NASDAQ:ORLY), Marathon Petroleum Corp (NYSE:MPC), and Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a peek at the latest action encompassing Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK).

How have hedgies been trading Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 24 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 4% boost from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully (or had already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Fir Tree has the biggest position in Nokia Corporation (ADR) (NYSE:NOK), worth close to $108.2 million, corresponding to 1.8% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting in the 2 spot is Renaissance Technologies, holding a $105.2 million position; the fund has 0.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism contain Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital, and Francis Chou’s Chou Associates Management.