Is Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (RIO) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

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A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO).

Rio Tinto plc was in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. RIO investors should pay attention to an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers in recent months. There were 18 hedge funds in our database with RIO positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare RIO to other stocks, including Morgan Stanley (NYSE:MS), Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX), and Kinder Morgan Inc (NYSE:KMI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, we’re going to take a look at the key action regarding Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO).

What have hedge funds been doing with Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 6% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital has the biggest position in Rio Tinto plc (ADR) (NYSE:RIO), worth close to $43.3 million, amounting to 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is PEAK6 Capital Management, led by Matthew Hulsizer, holding a $34.4 million call position; the fund has 0.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that are bullish contain Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Ray Dalio’s Bridgewater Associates and Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal’s Luminus Management.

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