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Smart Money Ownership of Columbia Sportswear Company (COLM) Hits Low Point

Insider Monkey finished processing more than 700 13F filings made by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we are going to take a look at smart money sentiment towards Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) .

Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund interest in recent months. 17 hedge funds that we track were long the stock on September 30. There were 20 hedge funds in our database with COLM 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 Embraer SA (ADR) (NYSE:ERJ), Teradyne, Inc. (NYSE:TER), and Dunkin Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:DNKN) to gather more data points.

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How have hedgies been trading Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 17 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 15% drop from the second quarter of 2016, as hedge fund ownership falls to a yearly low. By comparison, 21 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in COLM heading into this year. Now then, let’s review which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the number one position in Columbia Sportswear Company (NASDAQ:COLM), worth close to $47.3 million. The second largest stake is held by Columbus Circle Investors, part of Principal Global Investors, holding a $16.2 million position. Other professional money managers with similar optimism contain Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, David E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, and Ed Beddow and William Tichy’s Beddow 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.

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