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Is Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (AHGP) A Good Stock To Buy?

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As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, many hedge funds lost money in the third quarter, blaming macroeconomic conditions and unpredictable events that hit several sectors, with healthcare among them. Nevertheless, most investors decided to stick to their bullish theses and their long-term focus allows us to profit from the recent declines. In particular, let’s take a look at what hedge funds think about Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP) in this article.

Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP) was in seven hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. AHGP investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund sentiment of late. There were 6 hedge funds in our database with AHGP 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 The Dolan Company (NYSE:DM), Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR), and Copa Holdings, S.A. (NYSE:CPA) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s view the fresh action surrounding Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP).

What have hedge funds been doing with Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 17% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management has the biggest call position in Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP), worth close to $9.1 million, corresponding to less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Selz Capital, led by Bernard Selz, holding a $8.2 million position; 2.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining professional money managers that are bullish comprise Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, Roger Ibbotson’s Zebra Capital Management and George Hall’s Clinton Group.

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