Is Cimarex Energy Co (XEC) A Good Stock To Buy?

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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 Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC).

Is Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) the right pick for your portfolio? The best stock pickers are becoming more confident. The number of long hedge fund bets rose by 3 in recent months. Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) was in 40 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 37 hedge funds in our database with Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC) to other stocks including Bed Bath & Beyond Inc. (NASDAQ:BBBY), Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC), and Sealed Air Corp (NYSE:SEE) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the new action regarding Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC).

What does the smart money think about Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 40 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 8% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of 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, Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, holds the largest position in Cimarex Energy Co (NYSE:XEC). Citadel Investment Group has a $215.4 million position in the stock, comprising 0.2% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Israel Englander of Millennium Management, with a $156.2 million position; 0.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining professional money managers that are bullish include Charles de Vaulx’s International Value Advisers, Robert Rodriguez and Steven Romick’s First Pacific Advisors LLC, and Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management.

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