The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG).
Is Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG) undervalued? Money managers are in a bullish mood. The number of bullish hedge fund positions inched up by 4 lately. HUBG was in 21 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 17 hedge funds in our database with HUBG 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 Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR), The Navigators Group, Inc (NASDAQ:NAVG), and WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s check out the latest action surrounding Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG).
What have hedge funds been doing with Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 21 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 24% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Ric Dillon’s Diamond Hill Capital has the most valuable position in Hub Group Inc (NASDAQ:HUBG), worth close to $150.1 million, corresponding to 0.9% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Ken Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, with a $62.5 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism include Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.