What Do Hedge Funds Think of Aon PLC (AON)?

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The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We have processed the filings of the more than 700 world-class investment firms that we track and now have access to the collective wisdom contained in these filings, which are based on their September 30 holdings, data that is available nowhere else. Should you consider Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) for your portfolio? We’ll look to this invaluable collective wisdom for the answer.

Aon PLC (NYSE:AON) investors should be aware of an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers of late. 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 LinkedIn Corp (NYSE:LNKD), Intuit Inc. (NASDAQ:INTU), and Constellation Brands, Inc. (NYSE:STZ) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s go over the new action regarding Aon PLC (NYSE:AON).

Hedge fund activity in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON)

Heading into Q4, a total of 34 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 21% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Boykin Curry’s Eagle Capital Management has the biggest position in Aon PLC (NYSE:AON), worth close to $1.1797 billion, amounting to 5.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Mason Hawkins of Southeastern Asset Management, with a $818.7 million position; the fund has 6.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other professional money managers that are bullish comprise Robert Rodriguez and Steven Romick’s First Pacific Advisors LLC, Jonathan Bloomberg’s BloombergSen and Gavin M. Abrams’s Abrams Bison Investments.

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