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Hedge Funds Are Betting On Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (FSAM)

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After several tireless days, we have finished crunching the numbers from more than 700 13F filings issued by the elite hedge funds and other investment firms that we track at Insider Monkey, which disclosed those firms’ equity portfolios as of September 30. The results of that effort will be put on display in this article, as we share valuable insight into the smart money sentiment towards Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ:FSAM).

Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ:FSAM) investors should pay attention to a slight increase in enthusiasm from smart money recently. Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ:FSAM) was in six hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were five hedge funds in our database with Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ:FSAM) 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 Columbus McKinnon Corp. (NASDAQ:CMCO), TubeMogul Inc (NASDAQ:TUBE), and Ascent Capital Group Inc (NASDAQ:ASCMA) to gather more data points.

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Now, we’re going to take a glance at the new action surrounding Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ:FSAM).

How have hedgies been trading Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ:FSAM)?

At the end of September, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 20% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital has the most valuable position in Fifth Street Asset Management Inc (NASDAQ:FSAM), worth close to $4.4 million, comprising 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Mangrove Partners, managed by Nathaniel August, which holds an $3.7 million position; 0.9% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish contain Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Ari Zweiman’s 683 Capital Partners, and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.

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