What Does Investor Sentiment Say About Mack Cali Realty Corp (CLI)?

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Hedge funds run by legendary investors like Nelson Peltz and David Tepper make billions of dollars a year for themselves and their super-rich accredited investors (you’ve got to have a minimum of $1 million liquid to invest in a hedge fund) by spending enormous resources on analyzing and uncovering data about small-cap stocks that the big brokerage houses don’t follow. Small-caps are where they can generate significant out-performance. That’s why we pay special attention to hedge fund activity in these stocks.

Hedge fund interest in Mack Cali Realty Corp (NYSE:CLI) shares was flat during the last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. 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 Matson Inc (NYSE:MATX), Alexander & Baldwin Inc (NYSE:ALEX), and Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN) to gather more data points.

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Now, we’re going to view the recent action regarding Mack Cali Realty Corp (NYSE:CLI).

What have hedge funds been doing with Mack Cali Realty Corp (NYSE:CLI)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 21 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, unchanged from the second quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully (or had already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Renaissance Technologies has the most valuable position in Mack Cali Realty Corp (NYSE:CLI), worth close to $20.1 million, comprising less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting in the 2 spot is J. Alan Reid, Jr. of Forward Management, with a $19.2 million position; his fund has 1.5% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that hold long positions contain Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, David Dreman’s Dreman Value Management, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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