Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX)’s stock plunged more than 16% today after Zoomlion, a Chinese Heavy Industry Science and Technology company, dropped its $3.4 billion offer to acquire the Connecticut-based company. In August, Finland-based company Konecranes Plc announced intention to acquire Terex Corporation, but its offer was dwarfed Zoomlion’s. Therefore, Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX) decided to sell only its Material Handling and Port Solutions business to Konecranes for $1.3 billion and the deal will proceed as planned. Terex Corporation’s board chairman David A. Sachs said that Zoomlion was unable to provide any binding and fully financed proposal for the purchase of the company and added that the board has confidence in Terex’s global management regarding future prospects of the company. Sachs also said that the deal with Konecranes for MHPS business will provide excellent value to customers and team members, and Terex’s debt levels will be decreased after the transaction.
Today’s decline is disappointing for hedge funds that have been bullish on Terex Corporation lately. The stock has experienced an increase in support from the world’s elite money managers of late and it was in 38 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the first quarter of 2016, compared to 19 hedge funds in our database with TEX holdings at the end of the previous quarter. However, 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 DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT), Qlik Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:QLIK), and Tech Data Corp (NASDAQ:TECD) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the key action encompassing Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Richard S. Pzena’s Pzena Investment Management has the biggest position in Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), worth close to $119.5 million, corresponding to 0.7% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Point72 Asset Management, led by Steve Cohen, holding a $50.6 million position; the fund has 0.4% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money that are bullish consist of Daniel S. Och’s OZ Management, Carl Tiedemann and Michael Tiedemann’s TIG Advisors and Isaac Corre’s Governors Lane.
Since Terex Coporation registered an increase in the number of funds with long positions, on the next page we are going to take a look at some investors that added the stock to their equity portfolios.