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 Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY).
Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) was in 13 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. TDY investors should pay attention to an increase in enthusiasm from smart money recently. There were 10 hedge funds in our database with TDY holdings 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 Ritchie Bros. Auctioneers (USA) (NYSE:RBA), Aspen Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AZPN), and Compania Cervecerias Unidas S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:CCU) to gather more data points.
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How have hedgies been trading Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 13 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a rise of 30% from the previous quarter. On the other hand, there were a total of 14 hedge funds with a bullish position in TDY at the beginning of this year. So, let’s review which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Cardinal Capital, led by Amy Minella, holds the biggest position in Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY). Cardinal Capital has a $52.5 million position in the stock, comprising 2.4% of its 13F portfolio. On Cardinal Capital’s heels is Ken Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, with a $35.3 million position. Some other peers with similar optimism include Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Andrew Sandler’s Sandler Capital Management and Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management. 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-microcap stocks.