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Is BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (BBEP) A Good Stock To Buy?

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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 fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As a result, the relevancy of these public filings and their content is indisputable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BBEP).

BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BBEP) has seen a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. BBEP was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 6 hedge funds in our database with BBEP 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 Medley Capital Corp (NYSE:MCC), Centrue Financial Corp (PINK:TRUE), and AK Steel Holding Corporation (NYSE:AKS) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the fresh action encompassing BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BBEP).

How have hedgies been trading BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BBEP)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -17% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Michael Kao’s Akanthos Capital has the number one position in BreitBurn Energy Partners L.P. (NASDAQ:BBEP), worth close to $3.2 million, corresponding to 4.9% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Anchorage Advisors, led by Kevin Michael Ulrich and Anthony Davis, holding a $0.7 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other peers that hold long positions consist of Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management and Matthew Lindenbaum’s Basswood Capital.

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