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Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:CPPL) was in 9 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CPPL investors should pay attention to a decrease in support from the world’s most successful money managers of late. There were 10 hedge funds in our database with CPPL positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare CPPL to other stocks including Fairmount Santrol Holdings Inc (NYSE:FMSA), Etsy Inc (NASDAQ:ETSY), and Oil States International, Inc. (NYSE:OIS) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a glance at the fresh action surrounding Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:CPPL).
What have hedge funds been doing with Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:CPPL)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -10% from one quarter earlier. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards CPPL over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s examine which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser of Magnetar Capital holds the number one position in Columbia Pipeline Partners LP (NYSE:CPPL). Magnetar Capital has a $45 million position in the stock. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is David Atterbury of Whetstone Capital Advisors which holds a $8.5 million position; 4% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions encompass Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies which is one of the largest hedge funds in the world, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and GLG Partners. We should note that Whetstone Capital Advisors is 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.