The worst seems over for the forest fires in Canada as Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SU) recently said that it will seek to return most of its workers from their home regions and begin the process of restarting its Alberta oil sands facilities by next week. The forest fires have caused Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SU) shares to dip from the end of April because the company has had to shut down production in the area as a safety precaution against the fire. Once production starts back up again, investors hope the company’s stock will be more correlated with crude prices, which currently are on a nice uptrend.
Is Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SU) the right investment to pursue these days? The best stock pickers are in an optimistic mood. The number of long hedge fund positions moved up by three in recent months. At the end of this article we will also compare SU to other stocks including Netflix, Inc. (NASDAQ:NFLX), FedEx Corporation (NYSE:FDX), and Infosys Ltd ADR (NYSE:INFY) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to take a look at the new action surrounding Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SU).
At Q1’s end, a total of 32 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 10% from the fourth quarter of 2015. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Berkshire Hathaway, managed by Warren Buffett, holds the number one position in Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SU). Berkshire Hathaway has a $834.3 million position in the stock, comprising 0.6% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is AQR Capital Management, led by Cliff Asness, holding a $114.6 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining professional money managers that hold long positions comprise Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, Stephen J. Errico’s Locust Wood Capital Advisers and Brian Ashford-Russell and Tim Woolley’s Polar Capital.
As one would reasonably expect, key money managers have jumped into Suncor Energy Inc. (USA) (NYSE:SU) headfirst and on the following page, we are going to take a look at some of the funds that initiated stakes in Suncor during the first three months of 2016.