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Hedge fund interest in CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI) shares was flat during the third quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. 15 hedge funds that we track owned the stock on September 30, same as on June 30. 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 HB Fuller Co (NYSE:FUL), Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA), and U.S. Silica Holdings Inc (NYSE:SLCA) to gather more data points.
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How are hedge funds trading CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 15 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, unchanged from one quarter earlier. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with a bullish position in CACI over the last 5 quarters, which has remained in a narrow range. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group has the biggest position in CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI), worth close to $12.8 million. Coming in second is Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson of Adage Capital Management, with a $12.2 million position. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish consist of Principal Global Investors’ Columbus Circle Investors, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies. 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.