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How Is Smart Money Trading Targa Resources Corp (TRGP)?

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Does Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP) represent a good buying opportunity at the moment? Let’s briefly check the hedge fund sentiment towards the company. Hedge fund firms constantly search out bright intellectuals and highly-experienced employees and throw away millions of dollars on research activities, so it is no wonder why they tend to generate millions in profits each year. It is also true that some hedge fund players fail unconceivably on some occasions, but their stock picks have been generating superior risk-adjusted returns on average over the years.

Targa Resources Corp shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 22 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. At the end of this article we will also compare TRGP to other stocks, including Mentor Graphics Corp (NASDAQ:MENT), Progressive Waste Solutions Ltd (USA) (NYSE:BIN), and Enstar Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:ESGR) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, we’re going to take a gander at the fresh action surrounding Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP).

What does the smart money think about Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, flat from the second quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, 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, Omega Advisors, managed by Leon Cooperman, holds the largest position in Targa Resources Corp (NYSE:TRGP). Omega Advisors has a $100.6 million position in the stock, comprising 2% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Highland Capital Management, managed by James Dondero, which holds a $29.3 million position; the fund has 0.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that hold long positions include Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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