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Is Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP) a buy right now? Prominent investors are selling. The number of long hedge fund bets decreased by 2 in recent months. At the end of this article, we will also compare Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP) to other stocks, including Progenics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:PGNX), and Healthways, Inc. (NASDAQ:HWAY) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a peek at the fresh action surrounding Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP).
How are hedge funds trading Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a drop of 33% 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 upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Charles Goldblum’s Hurley Capital has the largest position in Memorial Production Partners LP (NASDAQ:MEMP), worth close to $7.5 million, accounting for 8.3% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is PEAK6 Capital Management, managed by Matthew Hulsizer, which holds a $1.5 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish comprise Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.