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Is Christopher & Banks Corporation (CBK) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we look at what those investors think of Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK).

Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK) investors should be aware of a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK) was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK) holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The move should not come as a surprise, as the stock lost 72.32% value during the third quarter.

Considering that some hedge funds still hold positions in the company, we will try to cover similar stock picks of hedge funds. At the end of this article, we will compare Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK) to other stocks, including Cinedigm Corp (NASDAQ:CIDM), Northern Dynasty Minerals Ltd. (USA) (NYSEMKT:NAK), and Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the latest action surrounding Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK).

How are hedge funds trading Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a decline of 45% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies has the most valuable position in Christopher & Banks Corporation (NYSE:CBK), worth close to $1.6 million, amounting to less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’ heels is Keane Capital Management, managed by Peter Keane, which holds a $0.3 million position; 0.4% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish contain D E Shaw, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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