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Is Enbridge Inc (USA) (ENB) vs. Tesla (TSLA): Which Do Hedge Funds Like More?

Is Enbridge Inc (USA) (NYSE:ENB) a good place to invest some of your money right now? We can gain invaluable insight to help us answer that question by studying the investment trends of top investors, who employ world-class Ivy League graduates, who are given immense resources and industry contacts to put their financial expertise to work. The top picks of these firms have historically outperformed the market when we account for known risk factors, making them very valuable investment ideas.

Is Enbridge Inc (USA) (NYSE:ENB) a good stock to buy now? The smart money is turning less bullish. The number of bullish hedge fund positions were trimmed by 2 in recent months. At the end of this article we will also compare ENB to other stocks, including Canon Inc. (ADR) (NYSE:CAJ), Precision Castparts Corp. (NYSE:PCP), and Tesla Motors Inc (NASDAQ:TSLA) to get a better sense of its popularity. These are Enbridge’s market cap peers.

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With all of this in mind, let’s analyze the recent action regarding Enbridge Inc (USA) (NYSE:ENB).

Hedge fund activity in Enbridge Inc (USA) (NYSE:ENB)

At Q3’s end, a total of 18 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -10% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Jonathon Jacobson’s Highfields Capital Management has the number one position in Enbridge Inc (USA) (NYSE:ENB), worth close to $150.4 million, amounting to 1.3% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Luminus Management, managed by Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal, which holds a $37.3 million position; the fund has 1.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions encompass Vince Maddi and Shawn Brennan’s SIR Capital Management, Eric Sprott’s Sprott Asset Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.

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