The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R).
Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R) investors should pay attention to a slight decrease in hedge fund interest of late. There were 23 hedge funds in our database with long positions in Ryder System at the end of September. 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 EPAM Systems Inc (NYSE:EPAM), Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT), and Compania de Minas Buenaventura SA (ADR) (NYSE:BVN) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a peek at the new action encompassing Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R).
Hedge fund activity in Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R)
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 23 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, down by one fund from the end of June. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards Ryder System over the last five quarters. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal’s Luminus Management has the biggest position in Ryder System, Inc. (NYSE:R), worth close to $121.9 million, accounting for 3.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Luminus Management’s heels is Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, with a $33.5 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other peers that are bullish contain John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group. We should note that Luminus Management is 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.