The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We have processed the filings of the more than 700 world-class investment firms that we track and now have access to the collective wisdom contained in these filings, which are based on their September 30 holdings, data that is available nowhere else. Should you consider Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) for your portfolio? We’ll look to this invaluable collective wisdom for the answer.
Is Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) undervalued? Investors who are in the know are turning less bullish. The number of long hedge fund positions decreased by 3 recently. Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) was in 14 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 17 hedge funds in our database with Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC) holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The stock performance of the company was in alignment with the hedge fund behavior, with its stock losing 12.11% value throughout the quarter. We will discuss more about hedge funds that held positions in Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC), at the end of the previous quarter.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to analyze the fresh action regarding Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC).
What have hedge funds been doing with Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC)?
At the end of Q3, a total of 14 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a decline of 18% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Charles Clough’s Clough Capital Partners has the most valuable position in Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC), worth close to $7.1 million, corresponding to 0.3% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Cloud Gate Capital, led by Brian Newman and David Heller, holding a $6.3 million position; 3.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers that are bullish contain Brian Ashford-Russell and Tim Woolley’s Polar Capital, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.