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Is Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC) a sound stock to buy now? Prominent investors are altogether getting less bullish. The number of long hedge fund positions that are disclosed in regulatory 13F filings slashed by 1 recently. There were 15 hedge funds in our database with BCC positions at the end of the third 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 Grupo Supervielle SA -ADR (NYSE:SUPV), Marcus & Millichap Inc (NYSE:MMI), and Surgery Partners Inc (NASDAQ:SGRY) to gather more data points.
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Now, let’s take a peek at the new action regarding Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC).
What does the smart money think about Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 15 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, down 6% from the second quarter of 2016. By comparison, 16 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in BCC heading into this year. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management has the largest position in Boise Cascade Co (NYSE:BCC), worth close to $11.4 million. The second largest stake is held by David E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, worth roughly $8.2 million at the end of the quarter. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism encompass David Keidan’s Buckingham Capital Management, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors and Ken Grossman and Glen Schneider’s SG Capital Management. We should note that SG Capital 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.