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Is Blackrock Capital Investment Corp. (BKCC) Worthy of Your Portfolio?

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The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge funds have been producing disappointing net returns in recent years, however that was partly due to the poor performance of small-cap stocks in general. Well, small-cap stocks finally turned the corner and have been beating the large-cap stocks by more than 10 percentage points over the last 5 months.This means the relevancy of hedge funds’ public filings became inarguable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Blackrock Capital Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:BKCC).

Blackrock Capital Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:BKCC) investors should pay attention to an increase in hedge fund sentiment lately. There were 10 hedge funds in our database with BKCC positions at the end of September. However, 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 CVR Partners LP (NYSE:UAN), FARO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:FARO), and Cryolife Inc (NYSE:CRY) to gather more data points.

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How have hedgies been trading Blackrock Capital Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:BKCC)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, compared to eight funds at the end of June. On the other hand, there were a total of seven hedge funds with a bullish position in BKCC at the beginning of this year. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Robert Raiff’s Raiff Partners holds the number one position in Blackrock Capital Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:BKCC). Raiff Partners has a $1.9 million position in the stock, comprising 2.4% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Two Sigma Advisors, led by John Overdeck and David Siegel, holding a $1.5 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers that hold long positions contain Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, and Peter Muller’s PDT Partners. 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-microcap stocks.

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