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Is Belmond Ltd (BEL) A Good Stock To Buy?

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We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we look at what those investors think of Belmond Ltd (NYSE:BEL).

Is Belmond Ltd (NYSE:BEL) a bargain? The smart money is in a bearish mood. The number of long hedge fund positions was cut by 1 in recent months. BEL was in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 20 hedge funds in our database with BEL 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 Fiesta Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:FRGI), SAGE Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:SAGE), and Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) to gather more data points.

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Now, let’s review the key action regarding Belmond Ltd (NYSE:BEL).

How are hedge funds trading Belmond Ltd (NYSE:BEL)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -5% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Jeffrey Bronchick’s Cove Street Capital has the most valuable position in Belmond Ltd (NYSE:BEL), worth close to $29.4 million, accounting for 3.9% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Chuck Royce of Royce & Associates, with an $18.8 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other professional money managers that are bullish contain James Dinan’s York Capital Management, Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors and Robert Joseph Caruso’s Select Equity Group.

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