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Hedge Funds Aren’t Crazy About Six Flags Entertainment Corp (SIX) Anymore

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The elite funds run by legendary investors such as Dan Loeb and David Tepper make hundreds of millions of dollars for themselves and their investors by spending enormous resources doing research on small cap stocks that big investment banks don’t follow. Because of their pay structures, they have strong incentive to do the research necessary to beat the market. That’s why we pay close attention to what they think in small cap stocks. In this article, we take a closer look at Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX) from the perspective of those elite funds.

Is Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX) a buy, sell, or hold? Prominent investors are in a bearish mood. The number of long hedge fund bets shrunk by 4 lately. SIX was in 28 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 32 hedge funds in our database with SIX holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Servicemaster Global Holdings Inc (NYSE:SERV), Copart, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPRT), and Assurant, Inc. (NYSE:AIZ) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the latest action regarding Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX).

What have hedge funds been doing with Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 28 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -13% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, H Partners Management, managed by Rehan Jaffer, holds the number one position in Six Flags Entertainment Corp (NYSE:SIX). H Partners Management has a $727 million position in the stock, comprising 59% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Alkeon Capital Management, managed by Panayotis Takis Sparaggis, which holds a $67.6 million position; 1.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining professional money managers that are bullish encompass Amy Minella’s Cardinal Capital, Principal Global Investors’s Columbus Circle Investors and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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