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Hedge Funds Aren’t At All Fond of Seadrill Partners LLC (SDLP)

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Billionaire hedge fund managers such as Steve Cohen and Stan Druckenmiller can generate millions or even billions of dollars every year by pinning down high-potential small-cap stocks and pouring cash into these candidates. Small-cap stocks are overlooked by most investors, brokerage houses, and financial services hubs, while the unlimited research abilities of the big players within the hedge fund industry can easily identify the undervalued and high-potential stocks that reside in the ignored corners of equity markets. There are numerous small-cap stocks that have turned out to be great winners, which is one of the main reasons the Insider Monkey team pays close attention to the hedge fund activity in relation to these stocks.

Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare Seadrill Partners LLC to other stocks including Briggs & Stratton Corporation (NYSE:BGG), Orion Engineered Carbons SA (NYSE:OEC), and Ebix Inc (NASDAQ:EBIX) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to go over the latest action encompassing Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP).

How are hedge funds trading Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, unchanged from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or had already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management has the most valuable position in Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP), worth close to $1 million, comprising less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second-most bullish fund manager is Prescott Group Capital Management, led by Phil Frohlich, holding a $0.9 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other professional money managers that are bullish include David Costen Haley’s HBK Investments, Michael Thompson’s BHR Capital, and George Hall’s Clinton Group.

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