Is Haynes International, Inc. (HAYN) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

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Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN)

What’s more, let’s analyze the newest info for Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN).

What have hedge funds been doing with Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN)?

In preparation for the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 0% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially.

According to our 13F database, Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, holds the biggest position in Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN). Royce & Associates has a $43.6 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is AQR Capital Management, managed by Cliff Asness, which held a $5.7 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers with similar optimism include Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors and Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management.

Insider trading activity in Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN)

Insider buying made by high-level executives is most useful when the company in focus has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the last 180-day time frame, Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN) has seen zero unique insiders buying, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

We’ll also examine the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN). These stocks are AZZ Incorporated (NYSE:AZZ), Park-Ohio Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:PKOH), A M Castle and Co (NYSE:CAS), Matthews International Corp (NASDAQ:MATW), and Schnitzer Steel Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCHN). This group of stocks are the members of the metal fabrication industry and their market caps resemble HAYN’s market cap.

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