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In this article, we are going to discuss the latest hedge fund activity surrounding Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT). Overall, the stock saw an increase in hedge fund sentiment during the third quarter, as the number of funds tracked by Insider Monkey long the stock went up to 17 from 14. At the end of this article we will also compare UNT to other stocks including Caretrus REIT Inc (NASDAQ:CTRE), Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG), and First PacTrust Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:BANC) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, let’s review the key action surrounding Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT).
What have hedge funds been doing with Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 17 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT), a change of 21% from one quarter earlier. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in UNT over the last five quarters. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the most valuable position in Unit Corporation (NYSE:UNT), worth close to $21 million, amounting to 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Royce & Associates’s heels is Citadel Investment Group, led by Ken Griffin, which holds a $10.6 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other professional money managers that are bullish consist of Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Phil Frohlich’s Prescott Group Capital Management and Eric Sprott’s Sprott Asset Management. We should note that Sprott Asset Management is 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.