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Hedge Funds Are Buying Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (PEI)

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Thus, we’re going to study the recent info about Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI).

Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI)

Hedge fund activity in Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI)

In preparation for the third quarter, a total of 12 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 9% from the first quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly.

When using filings from the hedgies we track, Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, holds the most valuable position in Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI). Citadel Investment Group has a $27.6 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Dreman Value Management, managed by David Dreman, which held a $21 million position; the fund has 0.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedgies that are bullish include Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital, Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management and Thomas Bailard’s Bailard Inc.

Consequently, specific money managers have jumped into Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI) headfirst. Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, assembled the biggest position in Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI). Citadel Investment Group had 27.6 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. David Dreman’s Dreman Value Management also initiated a $21 million position during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new PEI investors: Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital, Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management, and Thomas Bailard’s Bailard Inc.

How have insiders been trading Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI)?

Legal insider trading, particularly when it’s bullish, is most useful when the company in question has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the last half-year time frame, Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

We’ll also examine the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Pennsylvania R.E.I.T. (NYSE:PEI). These stocks are Retail Opportunity Investments Corp (NASDAQ:ROIC), Saul Centers Inc (NYSE:BFS), Inland Real Estate Corporation (NYSE:IRC), Ramco-Gershenson Properties Trust (NYSE:RPT), and Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT). This group of stocks belong to the reit – retail industry and their market caps are similar to PEI’s market cap.

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