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Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE:SWAY) has experienced an increase in hedge fund interest of late. 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 Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG), Clearwater Paper Corp (NYSE:CLW), and Scientific Games Corp (NASDAQ:SGMS) to gather more data points.
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Now, let’s go over the latest action encompassing Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE:SWAY).
Hedge fund activity in Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE:SWAY)
Heading into Q4, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 29% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, 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, EJF Capital, run by Emanuel J. Friedman, holds the most valuable position in Starwood Waypoint Residential Trust (NYSE:SWAY). The fund reportedly holds an $86.2 million position in the stock, comprising 4.2% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is John Khoury of Long Pond Capital, with a $74.6 million position; 3.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other members of the smart money that hold long positions comprise Amy Minella’s Cardinal Capital, David S. Winter and David J. Millstone’s 40 North Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.