Should You Buy Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (CMT)?

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We, at Insider Monkey, have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article, we look at what those funds think of Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CMT) based on that data.

Is Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CMT) a buy right now? Money managers are in a bullish mood. The number of long hedge fund bets inched up by 1 lately. At the end of this article, we will also compare Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CMT) to other stocks, including Neff Corp (NYSE:NEFF), Luby’s, Inc. (NYSE:LUB), and Westfield Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WFD) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s check out the new action surrounding Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CMT).

Hedge fund activity in Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CMT)

At the end of September, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 25% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies holds the number one position in Core Molding Technologies, Inc. (NYSEMKT:CMT). Renaissance Technologies has a $6 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’ heels is GAMCO Investors, managed by Mario Gabelli, which holds a $5.4 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. The remaining members of the smart money that are bullish include Peter Algert and Kevin Coldiron’s Algert Coldiron Investors, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, and Gavin Saitowitz and Cisco J. del Valle’s Springbok Capital.

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