Is Liberty Broadband Corp (NASDAQ:LBRDA) a good bet right now? We like to analyze hedge fund sentiment before doing days of in-depth research. We do so because hedge funds and other elite investors have numerous Ivy league graduates, expert network advisers, and supply chain tipsters working or consulting for them. There is not a shortage of news stories covering failed hedge fund investments (for some reason media paid a ton of attention to Ackman’s gigantic JC Penney and Valeant failures) and it is a fact that hedge funds’ picks don’t beat the market 100% of the time, but their consensus picks have historically done very well and have outperformed the market after adjusting for risk.
Liberty Broadband Corp (NASDAQ:LBRDA) investors should pay attention to a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds recently. At the end of this article we will also compare LBRDA to other stocks, including The Hain Celestial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAIN), AMC Networks Inc (NASDAQ:AMCX), and Cytec Industries Inc (NYSE:CYT) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, let’s review the latest action encompassing Liberty Broadband Corp (NASDAQ:LBRDA).
What have hedge funds been doing with Liberty Broadband Corp (NASDAQ:LBRDA)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -17% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, D E Shaw holds the biggest position in Liberty Broadband Corp (NASDAQ:LBRDA). D E Shaw has a $78.1 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Horizon Asset Management, led by Murray Stahl, holding a $42.6 million position; the fund has 0.8% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism contain William Crowley, William Harker, and Stephen Blass’ Ashe Capital, Bob Peck and Andy Raab’s FPR Partners and Roberto Mignone’s Bridger Management.