The worries about the economic slowdown in China and the ongoing uncertainty about the path of interest-rate increases triggered several waves of equity sell-offs during the third quarter. Of course, most hedge funds and other asset managers had to stomach substantial losses during the bloody three-month period, which might have caused some to consider fleeing the U.S. equity markets. Interestingly, smaller-cap stocks registered higher losses than large-capitalization stocks during the September quarter, suggesting that institutional investors heavily discarded seemingly riskier equities amid high uncertainty and turmoil. In fact, the Russell 2000 Index lost 11.9% in the third quarter, while the Standard and Poor’s 500 benchmark declined a mere 6.4%. This article will lay out and discuss the hedge fund and institutional investor sentiment towards Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc (NYSE:AMTG).
Is Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc (NYSE:AMTG) a healthy stock for your portfolio? Hedge funds are getting less bullish. The number of long hedge fund bets went down by 2 in recent months. AMTG was in 11 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 13 hedge funds in our database with AMTG 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 Natural Health Trends Corp. (NASDAQ:NHTC), Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX), and Waterstone Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBF) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to view the new action regarding Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc (NYSE:AMTG).
How are hedge funds trading Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc (NYSE:AMTG)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -15% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exist a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Brian Taylor’s Pine River Capital Management has the biggest position in Apollo Residential Mortgage Inc (NYSE:AMTG), worth close to $15.6 million, corresponding to 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. On Pine River Capital Management’s heels is Mangrove Partners, led by Nathaniel August, holding a $12.9 million position; 3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining professional money managers that are bullish contain David Dreman’s Dreman Value Management, Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.