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Hedge Funds Are Buying Huron Consulting Group (HURN)

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Hedge funds run by legendary names like Nelson Peltz and David Tepper make billions of dollars a year for themselves and their super-rich accredited investors (you’ve got to have a minimum of $1 million liquid to invest in a hedge fund) by spending enormous resources on analyzing and uncovering data about small-cap stocks that the big brokerage houses don’t follow. Small caps are where they can generate significant out-performance. That’s why we pay special attention to hedge fund activity in these stocks.

Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN) has experienced an increase in hedge fund sentiment in recent months. At the end of this article we will also compare HURN to other stocks, including Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI), Ladder Capital Corp (NYSE:LADR), and Houlihan Lokey Inc (NYSE:HLI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the fresh action regarding Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN).

Hedge fund activity in Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN)

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an increase of 23% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Lee Munder’s Lee Munder Capital Group has the number one position in Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN), worth close to $21.8 million, amounting to 0.5% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Three Corner Global Investors, managed by Gunnar Overstrom, which holds an $11.9 million position; the fund has 4.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism consist of Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management, Brian Taylor’s Pine River Capital Management and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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