Is Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (CCO) A Good Stock To Buy?

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The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We have processed the filings of the more than 700 world-class investment firms that we track and now have access to the collective wisdom contained in these filings, which are based on their September 30 holdings, data that is available nowhere else. Should you consider Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) for your portfolio? We’ll look to this invaluable collective wisdom for the answer.

Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 18 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. At the end of this article we will also compare CCO to other stocks including Hudson Pacific Properties Inc (NYSE:HPP), Wintrust Financial Corp (NASDAQ:WTFC), and Infinera Corp. (NASDAQ:INFN) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the latest action encompassing Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO).

What have hedge funds been doing with Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO)?

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Canyon Capital Advisors, managed by Joshua Friedman and Mitchell Julis, holds the most valuable position in Clear Channel Outdoor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CCO). Canyon Capital Advisors has a $32.4 million position in the stock, comprising 0.9% of its 13F portfolio. On Canyon Capital Advisors’ heels is David Abrams of Abrams Capital Management, with a $23.9 million position; 1.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism include David Warren’s DW Partners, Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors and Don Morgan’s Brigade Capital.

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