At Insider Monkey, we pore over the filings of more than 700 top investment firms every quarter, a process we have now completed for the latest reporting period. The data we’ve gathered as a result gives us access to a wealth of collective knowledge based on these firms’ portfolio holdings as of September 30. In this article, we will use that wealth of knowledge to determine whether or not Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) makes for a good investment right now.
Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. At the end of this article, we will also compare Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB) to other stocks, including Ion Geophysical Corp (NYSE:IO), Global Power Equipment Group Inc (NASDAQ:GLPW), and S&W Seed Company (NASDAQ:SANW) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, let’s go over the key action surrounding Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB).
What does the smart money think about Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, flat over the second quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Farallon Capital has the largest position in Town Sports International Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLUB), worth close to $10.7 million, accounting for 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Parag Vora of HG Vora Capital Management, with a $10.2 million position; the fund has 1.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money that hold long positions comprise Renaissance Technologies, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, and D E Shaw.