Is it smart to be bullish on Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS)?
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What’s more, it’s important to discuss the latest info about Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS).
Hedge fund activity in Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS)
Heading into Q3, a total of 19 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 58% from the first quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially.
When using filings from the hedgies we track, Ariel Investments, managed by John W. Rogers, holds the most valuable position in Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS). Ariel Investments has a $159.6 million position in the stock, comprising 2.6% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Ken Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, with a $56.6 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining hedge funds with similar optimism include Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors, Donald Yacktman’s Yacktman Asset Management and Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates.
Consequently, specific money managers have jumped into Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS) headfirst. Ariel Investments, managed by John W. Rogers, assembled the most outsized position in Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS). Ariel Investments had 159.6 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management also initiated a $56.6 million position during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new JNS investors: Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors, Donald Yacktman’s Yacktman Asset Management, and Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates.
What do corporate executives and insiders think about Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS)?
Insider buying made by high-level executives is best served when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past six months. Over the last half-year time period, Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS) has seen zero unique insiders buying, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
We’ll also take a look at the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Janus Capital Group Inc (NYSE:JNS). These stocks are Gamco Investors Inc. (NYSE:GBL), AllianceBernstein Holding LP (NYSE:AB), Virtus Investment Partners Inc (NASDAQ:VRTS), Cohen & Steers, Inc. (NYSE:CNS), and Financial Engines Inc (NASDAQ:FNGN). This group of stocks are the members of the asset management industry and their market caps resemble JNS’s market cap.