DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) was in 44 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. DTV investors should pay attention to an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds lately. There were 43 hedge funds in our database with DTV holdings at the end of the previous quarter.
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With all of this in mind, it’s important to take a peek at the key action regarding DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV).
What does the smart money think about DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV)?
At the end of the fourth quarter, a total of 44 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 2% from the third quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially.
According to our comprehensive database, Berkshire Hathaway, managed by Warren Buffett, holds the biggest position in DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV). Berkshire Hathaway has a $1.707 billion position in the stock, comprising 2.3% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Southeastern Asset Management, managed by Mason Hawkins, which held a $1.294 position; 0.6% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds with similar optimism include Jonathon Jacobson’s Highfields Capital Management, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital and Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors.
Consequently, some big names were leading the bulls’ herd. Senator Investment Group, managed by Doug Silverman, assembled the most outsized call position in DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV). Senator Investment Group had 25 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Abby Flamholz and Yehuda Blinder’s ADAR Investment Management also initiated a $6 million position during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new DTV investors: Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management, Geoffrey Raynor’s Q Investments (Specter Holdings), and Paul Tudor Jones’s Tudor Investment Corp.
What do corporate executives and insiders think about DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is at its handiest when the company we’re looking at has experienced transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last 180-day time period, DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) has seen zero unique insiders buying, and 4 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
With the returns exhibited by Insider Monkey’s strategies, retail investors must always monitor hedge fund and insider trading sentiment, and DIRECTV (NASDAQ:DTV) is no exception.
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