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Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) investors should pay attention to an increase in hedge fund interest recently. Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) was in 38 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. The all time high for this statistic is 36. This means the bullish number of hedge fund positions in this stock currently sits at its all time high. There were 36 hedge funds in our database with TDY holdings at the end of June. Our calculations also showed that TDY isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q3 rankings).
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Do Hedge Funds Think TDY Is A Good Stock To Buy Now?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2021, a total of 38 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 6% from the second quarter of 2021. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in TDY over the last 25 quarters. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Robert Joseph Caruso’s Select Equity Group has the most valuable position in Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), worth close to $808.9 million, comprising 2.7% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, which holds a $136.9 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism comprise Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management and Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management. In terms of the portfolio weights assigned to each position 11 Capital Partners allocated the biggest weight to Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY), around 4.42% of its 13F portfolio. Select Equity Group is also relatively very bullish on the stock, setting aside 2.72 percent of its 13F equity portfolio to TDY.
As industrywide interest jumped, key hedge funds were breaking ground themselves. Balyasny Asset Management, managed by Dmitry Balyasny, created the biggest position in Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY). Balyasny Asset Management had $34.6 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Marc Lisker, Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan’s MSDC Management also made a $15 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with brand new TDY positions are Andrew Sandler’s Sandler Capital Management, Blair Baker’s Precept Capital Management, and Renee Yao’s Neo Ivy Capital.
Let’s check out hedge fund activity in other stocks – not necessarily in the same industry as Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) but similarly valued. We will take a look at Citizens Financial Group Inc (NYSE:CFG), Entergy Corporation (NYSE:ETR), RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG), Darden Restaurants, Inc. (NYSE:DRI), ON Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:ON), Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSE:CQP), and Ulta Beauty, Inc. (NASDAQ:ULTA). This group of stocks’ market values match TDY’s market value.
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As you can see these stocks had an average of 31.9 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $869 million. That figure was $1703 million in TDY’s case. RingCentral Inc (NYSE:RNG) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSE:CQP) is the least popular one with only 3 bullish hedge fund positions. Teledyne Technologies Incorporated (NYSE:TDY) is not the most popular stock in this group but hedge fund interest is still above average. Our overall hedge fund sentiment score for TDY is 75.9. Stocks with higher number of hedge fund positions relative to other stocks as well as relative to their historical range receive a higher sentiment score. This is a slightly positive signal but we’d rather spend our time researching stocks that hedge funds are piling on. Our calculations showed that top 5 most popular stocks among hedge funds returned 95.8% in 2019 and 2020, and outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 40 percentage points. These stocks gained 28.6% in 2021 through November 30th and beat the market again by 5.6 percentage points. Unfortunately TDY wasn’t nearly as popular as these 5 stocks and hedge funds that were betting on TDY were disappointed as the stock returned -3.3% since the end of September (through 11/30) and underperformed the market. If you are interested in investing in large cap stocks with huge upside potential, you should check out the top 5 most popular stocks among hedge funds as many of these stocks already outperformed the market since 2019.
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