Should Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) investors track the following data?
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Thus, we’re going to analyze the newest info for Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC).
How are hedge funds trading Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC)?
At the end of the second quarter, a total of 15 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 67% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially.
According to our 13F database, Adage Capital Management, managed by Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson, holds the most valuable position in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Adage Capital Management has a $16.9 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $13.1 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds that are bullish include Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.
As industrywide interest increased, particular hedge funds have been driving this bullishness. Adage Capital Management, managed by Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson, created the most valuable position in Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). Adage Capital Management had 16.9 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies also initiated a $13.1 million position during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.
What do corporate executives and insiders think about Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC)?
Insider buying made by high-level executives is particularly usable when the primary stock in question has experienced transactions within the past six months. Over the last half-year time period, Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
We’ll go over the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Vectren Corporation (NYSE:VVC). These stocks are PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PNM), ALLETE Inc (NYSE:ALE), UGI Corp (NYSE:UGI), Westar Energy Inc (NYSE:WR), and TransAlta Corporation (USA) (NYSE:TAC). All of these stocks are in the diversified utilities industry and their market caps match VVC’s market cap.