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Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE) was in 26 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. CDE has seen an increase in hedge fund sentiment recently. There were 21 hedge funds in our database with CDE holdings at the end of the previous 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 Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI), Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN), and Magellan Health Services Inc (NASDAQ:MGLN) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to go over the new action surrounding Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE).
What have hedge funds been doing with Coeur Mining Inc (NYSE:CDE)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 26 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 24% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, holds the number one position in Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE). Renaissance Technologies has a $61.8 million position in the stock. Coming in second is Thomas E. Claugus of GMT Capital, with a $56.1 million position; 1.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism comprise D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Himanshu H. Shah’s Shah Capital Management.