InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG) investors should pay attention to a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money lately.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a peek at the key action surrounding InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG).
How have hedgies been trading InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG)?
At Q1′s end, a total of 10 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of -29% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly.
Of the funds we track, Arrowstreet Capital, managed by Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell, holds the largest position in InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG). Arrowstreet Capital has a $14.3 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $11.6 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining hedgies with similar optimism include Claes Fornell’s CSat Investment Advisory, Greg Poole’s Echo Street Capital Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.
Because InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG) has witnessed declining sentiment from the aggregate hedge fund industry, it’s easy to see that there is a sect of hedgies who were dropping their entire stakes heading into Q2. Interestingly, Jeff Lignelli’s Incline Global Management cut the biggest investment of the “upper crust” of funds we monitor, totaling about $3.5 million in stock., and Eric Semler of TCS Capital Management was right behind this move, as the fund said goodbye to about $1.7 million worth. These moves are interesting, as aggregate hedge fund interest dropped by 4 funds heading into Q2.
Insider trading activity in InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG)
Insider buying is at its handiest when the company we’re looking at has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the last half-year time period, InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also take a look at hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to InterContinental Hotels Group PLC (ADR) (NYSE:IHG). These stocks are Marriott International Inc (NYSE:MAR), Starwood Hotels & Resorts Worldwide, Inc (NYSE:HOT), Hyatt Hotels Corporation (NYSE:H), Wyndham Worldwide Corporation (NYSE:WYN), and Expedia Inc (NASDAQ:EXPE). This group of stocks belong to the lodging industry and their market caps resemble IHG’s market cap.