How PACCAR Inc (PCAR) Stacks Up Against Its Peers

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have just completed filing their 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing their equity portfolios as of the end of September. At Insider Monkey, we follow over 700 of the best-performing investors and by analyzing their 13F filings, we can determine the stocks that they are collectively bullish on. One of their picks is PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR), so let’s take a closer look at the sentiment that surrounds it in the current quarter.

PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR) shares didn’t see a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 26 hedge funds’ portfolios 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 Franklin Resources, Inc. (NYSE:BEN), Mylan Inc. (NASDAQ:MYL), and The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY) to gather more data points.

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What have hedge funds been doing with PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 26 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, unchanged from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards PCAR over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Mark Wolfson and Jamie Alexander’s Jasper Ridge Partners has the biggest position in PACCAR Inc (NASDAQ:PCAR), worth close to $50.8 million, accounting for 3.2% of its total 13F portfolio. On Jasper Ridge Partners’s heels is Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, which holds a $42.9 million position. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish encompass Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group. 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.

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