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Capital Senior Living Corporation (CSU): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

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The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge funds have been producing disappointing net returns in recent years, however that was partly due to the poor performance of small-cap stocks in general. Well, small-cap stocks finally turned the corner and have been beating the large-cap stocks by more than 10 percentage points over the last 5 months.This means the relevancy of hedge funds’ public filings became inarguable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU) .

Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU) investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund interest in recent months. CSU was in 17 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 15 hedge funds in our database with CSU holdings at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Gener8 Maritime Inc (NYSE:GNRT), PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO), and Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG) to gather more data points.

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What does the smart money think about Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 17 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 13% rise from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 21 hedge funds with a bullish position in CSU at the beginning of this year, so even with the recent rise, ownership is still down this year. So, let’s examine which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
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According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Arbiter Partners Capital Management, led by Paul J. Isaac, holds the largest position in Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU). Arbiter Partners Capital Management has a $45.6 million position in the stock, comprising 5.4% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Radix Partners, led by Joshua Packwood and Schuster Tanger, which holds a $31.6 million position; 27.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions encompass Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, Mitch Cantor’s Mountain Lake Investment Management, and George McCabe’s Portolan Capital Management. We should note that two of these hedge funds (Arbiter Partners Capital Management and Mountain Lake Investment Management) are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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