Is CVR Energy, Inc. (CVI) A Good Stock To Buy?

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Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and famous investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds and investors’ positions as of the end of the third quarter. You can find write-ups about an individual hedge fund’s trades on numerous financial news websites. However, in this article we will take a look at their collective moves and analyze what the smart money thinks of CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) based on that data.

CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI) was in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CVI has seen an increase in enthusiasm from smart money lately. There were 17 hedge funds in our database with CVI positions 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 Paramount Group Inc (NYSE:PGRE), Morningstar, Inc. (NASDAQ:MORN), and Vermilion Energy Inc (NYSE:VET) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the recent action encompassing CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI).

What have hedge funds been doing with CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 12% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Icahn Capital LP, managed by Carl Icahn, holds the number one position in CVR Energy, Inc. (NYSE:CVI). The fund has an $2.92 billion position in the stock, comprising 10.5% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Israel Englander of Millennium Management, with an $11.3 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that hold long positions contain Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.

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