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How Regulus Therapeutics Inc (RGLS) Stacks Up Against Its Peers

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Is Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RGLS) a healthy stock for your portfolio? Investors who are in the know are genuinely betting on it. The number of long hedge fund positions that are disclosed in regulatory 13F filings went up by 4 recently. RGLS was in 9 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 5 hedge funds in our database with RGLS positions at the end of the second quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare RGLS to other stocks including Northern Oil & Gas, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:NOG), JAKKS Pacific, Inc. (NASDAQ:JAKK), and VirnetX Holding Corporation (NYSEAMEX:VHC) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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What does the smart money think about Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RGLS)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an 80% jump from one quarter earlier, which did however follow a huge decline in Q2. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish positions in RGLS over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

HedgeFund

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Sabby Capital, led by Hal Mintz, holds the most valuable position in Regulus Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:RGLS). Sabby Capital has a $3.6 million call position in the stock. On Sabby Capital’s heels is Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, which holds a $2.1 million position. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism include Nathan Fischel’s DAFNA Capital Management, Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management, and Paul Orlin and Alex Porter’s Amici Capital. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds, which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-micro-cap stocks.

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