While the market is being driven by short-term sentiment influenced by uncertainty regarding the future of the interest rate environment in the U.S, the low commodity prices, and the economic dip in China, many smart money investors are keeping their optimism regarding the current bull run, while nonetheless hedging many of their long positions. However, as we know, big investors usually buy stocks with strong fundamentals, which is why we believe we can profit from imitating them. In this article, we are going to take a look at the smart money sentiment surrounding Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MCRB).
Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MCRB) was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. Seres Therapeutics Inc investors should pay attention to a decrease in hedge fund interest lately. There were 13 hedge funds in our database with Seres Therapeutics Inc 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 NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH), SPS Commerce, Inc. (NASDAQ:SPSC), and Texas Pacific Land Trust (NYSE:TPL) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to view the new action regarding Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MCRB).
Hedge fund activity in Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MCRB)
At Q3’s end, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a 23% fall from the second quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Bihua Chen’s Cormorant Asset Management has the biggest position in Seres Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:MCRB), worth close to $7.4 million, accounting for 1.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second-most bullish fund manager is Samuel Isaly of OrbiMed Advisors, with a $7.3 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions comprise Peter Kolchinsky’s RA Capital Management, Roberto Mignone’s Bridger Management, and Kris Jenner, Gordon Bussard, and Graham McPhail’s Rock Springs Capital Management.