The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As a result, the relevancy of these public filings and their content is indisputable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT).
Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT)’s stock lost 17% in the third quarter and as investors started to lose confidence in the stock, the number of funds with long positions (among those we track) declined by three. CTLT was in 14 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare CTLT to other stocks, including HSN, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSNI), New Residential Investment Corp (NYSE:NRZ), and PrivateBancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVTB) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a glance at the fresh action surrounding Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT).
What have hedge funds been doing with Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 14 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, down by 18% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Aisling Capital, managed by Dennis Purcell, holds the number one position in Catalent Inc (NYSE:CTLT). Aisling Capital has a $17.4 million position in the stock, comprising 3.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Renaissance Technologies, with a $8.6 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that are bullish include Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Peter Muller’s PDT Partners, and Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management.