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 funds have been producing disappointing net returns in recent years, however that was partly due to the poor performance of small-cap stocks in general. Well, small-cap stocks finally turned the corner and have been beating the large-cap stocks by more than 10 percentage points over the last 5 months.This means the relevancy of hedge funds’ public filings became inarguable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Ternium SA (ADR) (NYSE:TX) .
Hedge fund interest in Ternium SA (ADR) (NYSE:TX) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. At the end of this article we will also compare TX to other stocks including Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT), VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR), and SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a gander at the latest action regarding Ternium SA (ADR) (NYSE:TX).
How have hedgies been trading Ternium SA (ADR) (NYSE:TX)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 14 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 0% from the previous quarter. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in TX over the last 5 quarters. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Arrowstreet Capital, led by Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell, holds the number one position in Ternium SA (ADR) (NYSE:TX). Arrowstreet Capital has a $21.2 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. On Arrowstreet Capital’s heels is Renaissance Technologies, led by Jim Simons, holding a $18.4 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism comprise Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw. 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.