Is Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP) a good equity to bet on right now? We like to check what the smart money thinks first before doing extensive research. Although there have been several high profile failed hedge fund picks, the consensus picks among hedge fund investors have historically outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk attributes. It’s not surprising given that hedge funds have access to better information and more resources to find the latest market-moving information.
Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP) has experienced an increase in hedge fund sentiment recently. TAP was in 59 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 57 hedge funds in our database with TAP holdings at the end of the previous quarter. However, 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 Ingersoll-Rand PLC (NYSE:IR), American Airlines Group Inc (NASDAQ:AAL), and Rogers Communications Inc. (USA) (NYSE:RCI) to gather more data points.
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Hedge fund activity in Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP)
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, 59 funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an increase of 4% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, holds the biggest position in Molson Coors Brewing Co (NYSE:TAP). Citadel Investment Group has a $265.1 million position in the stock. The second largest stake is held by Third Point, led by Dan Loeb, holding a $186.7 million position; 1.6% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish consist of Alan Fournier’s Pennant Capital Management and Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management.