The worries about the election and the ongoing uncertainty about the path of interest-rate increases have been keeping investors on the sidelines. Of course, most hedge funds and other asset managers have been underperforming main stock market indices since the middle of 2015. Interestingly though, smaller-cap stocks registered their best performance relative to the large-capitalization stocks since the end of the June quarter, suggesting that this may be the best time to take a cue from their stock picks. In fact, the Russell 2000 Index gained more than 15% since the beginning of the third quarter, while the Standard and Poor’s 500 benchmark returned less than 6%. This article will lay out and discuss the hedge fund and institutional investor sentiment towards Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort(ADR) (NASDAQ:OMAB).
Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort(ADR) (NASDAQ:OMAB) has experienced an increase in support from the world’s most successful money managers lately. OMAB was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 5 hedge funds in our database with OMAB holdings at the end of June. 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 HENNESS CAPITAL ACQUISITION CORP II (NASDAQ:HCAC), Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC), and Old Second Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:OSBC) to gather more data points.
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How have hedgies been trading Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort(ADR) (NASDAQ:OMAB)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 20% rise from the previous quarter. On the other hand, there were a total of 4 hedge funds with a bullish position in OMAB at the beginning of this year, which has since risen by 50%. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, holds the most valuable position in Grupo Aeroportuario del Centro Nort(ADR) (NASDAQ:OMAB). Renaissance Technologies has a $9.9 million position in the stock. The second most bullish fund manager is Arrowstreet Capital, led by Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell, holding a $6.7 million position. Remaining professional money managers that hold long positions include Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Mike Vranos’ Ellington. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds, which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-micro-cap stocks.