Selective Insurance Group (SIGI): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

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The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As a result, the relevancy of these public filings and their content is indisputable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI).

Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI) has experienced an increase in enthusiasm from smart money of late. At the end of this article we will also compare SIGI to other stocks including Matador Resources Co (NYSE:MTDR), Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK), and Chimerix Inc (NASDAQ:CMRX) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s check out the fresh action encompassing Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI).

How are hedge funds trading Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 19% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital has the most valuable position in Selective Insurance Group (NASDAQ:SIGI), worth close to $12 million, corresponding to 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Arrowstreet Capital’s heels is Ken Griffin of Citadel Investment Group, with a $7.1 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish consist of Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.

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