Top Investors Are Pouring Into CBOE Holdings, Inc (CBOE) in Droves

A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on CBOE Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE).

CBOE Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE) investors should pay attention to an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently, with a net total of 9 hedgies adding the stock to their portfolios in Q3. At the end of this article we will also compare CBOE to other stocks including Fortinet Inc (NASDAQ:FTNT), athenahealth, Inc (NASDAQ:ATHN), and Pinnacle Foods Inc (NYSE:PF) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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What have hedge funds been doing with CBOE Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 24 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 60% surge from the previous quarter, which pushed hedge fund ownership 20% above its high from the previous year. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, holds the number one position in CBOE Holdings, Inc (NASDAQ:CBOE). Renaissance Technologies has a $289.6 million position in the stock. The second largest stake is held by Horizon Asset Management, led by Murray Stahl, holding a $67.9 million position; 1.9% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other members of the smart money that hold long positions consist of Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital and Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP.