Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and famous investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds and investors’ positions as of the end of the third quarter. You can find write-ups about an individual hedge fund’s trades on several financial news websites. However, in this article we will take a look at their collective moves and analyze what the smart money thinks of Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) based on that data.
Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA) has experienced a decrease in hedge fund sentiment recently. 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 Philip Morris International Inc. (NYSE:PM), Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE:MDT), and Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) to gather more data points.
We follow over 700 hedge funds and other institutional investors and by analyzing their quarterly 13F filings, we identify stocks that they are collectively bullish on and develop investment strategies based on this data. One strategy that outperformed the market over the last year, involves selecting the 100 best-performing funds and identifying the 30 mid-cap stocks that they are collectively most bullish on. Over the past year, this strategy generated returns of 18%, topping the 8% gain registered by S&P 500 ETFs.
With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the recent action surrounding Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA).
What does the smart money think about Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA)?
A total of 83 funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock at the end of September, down by five funds over the quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Lansdowne Partners, managed by Alex Snow, holds the most valuable position in Comcast Corporation (NASDAQ:CMCSA). Lansdowne Partners has a $1.59 billion position in the stock, comprising 13.7% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Ken Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, with a $826.8 million position; 1.5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism consist of John Armitage’s Egerton Capital Limited, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, and Eric W. Mandelblatt’s Soroban Capital Partners.