Is Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL) ready to raly soon? Hedge funds are getting less optimistic. The number of bullish hedge fund bets went down by 5 in recent months.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the latest action surrounding Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL).
How are hedge funds trading Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL)?
Heading into 2013, a total of 8 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -38% from the third quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully.
According to our comprehensive database, Abrams Capital Management, managed by David Abrams, holds the biggest position in Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL). Abrams Capital Management has a $51.2 million position in the stock, comprising 4.6% of its 13F portfolio. On Abrams Capital Management’s heels is Deccan Value Advisors, managed by Vinit Bodas, which held a $29.8 million position; 13.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedgies with similar optimism include Richard S. Pzena’s Pzena Investment Management, Robert Jaffe’s Force Capital and Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital.
Due to the fact that Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL) has witnessed a declination in interest from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, we can see that there exists a select few hedge funds that decided to sell off their full holdings in Q4. At the top of the heap, Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management dropped the largest investment of the 450+ funds we key on, totaling an estimated $4.2 million in stock.. Raymond J. Harbert’s fund, Harbert Management, also dumped its stock, about $0.7 million worth. These moves are interesting, as aggregate hedge fund interest dropped by 5 funds in Q4.
How have insiders been trading Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is particularly usable when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past 180 days. Over the latest six-month time period, Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL) has experienced 1 unique insiders buying, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also take a look at hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL). These stocks are CACI International Inc (NYSE:CACI), Michael Baker Corp (NYSEAMEX:BKR), Mistras Group, Inc. (NYSE:MG), and Furmanite Corporation (NYSE:FRM). This group of stocks are the members of the technical services industry and their market caps resemble EGL’s market cap.