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Do Hedge Funds Love Dyax Corp. (DYAX)?

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As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, many hedge funds lost money in the third quarter, blaming macroeconomic conditions and unpredictable events that hit several sectors, with healthcare among them. Nevertheless, most investors decided to stick to their bullish theses and their long-term focus allows us to profit from the recent declines. In particular, let’s take a look at what hedge funds think about Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ:DYAX) in this article.

Dyax Corp. investors should be aware of a decrease in hedge fund sentiment lately. 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 G-III Apparel Group, Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIII), Mercury General Corporation (NYSE:MCY), and Deluxe Corporation (NYSE:DLX) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the fresh action encompassing Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ:DYAX).

Hedge fund activity in Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ:DYAX)

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 32 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -3% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Baker Bros. Advisors, managed by Julian Baker and Felix Baker, holds the largest position in Dyax Corp. (NASDAQ:DYAX). Baker Bros. Advisors has a $144.3 million position in the stock, comprising 1.3% of its 13F portfolio. On Baker Bros. Advisors’s heels is D E Shaw, which holds a $65.6 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism consist of James E. Flynn’s Deerfield Management, Peter Kolchinsky’s RA Capital Management and Joseph Edelman’s Perceptive Advisors.

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