Hedge funds and large money managers usually invest with a focus on the long-term horizon and, therefore, short-lived dips on the charts, usually don’t make them change their opinion towards a company. This time it may be different. During the third quarter we observed increased volatility and small-cap stocks underperformed the market. Hedge fund investor letters indicated that they are cutting their overall exposure, closing out some position and doubling down on others. Let’s take a look at the hedge fund sentiment towards DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT) to find out whether it was one of their high conviction long-term ideas.
DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT) has experienced an increase in hedge fund sentiment of late. At the end of this article we will also compare DFT to other stocks including Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE:PLNT), Healthequity Inc (NASDAQ:HQY), and Mack Cali Realty Corp (NYSE:CLI) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the key action regarding DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT).
How have hedgies been trading DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 14% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, AEW Capital Management, managed by Jeffrey Furber, holds the number one position in DuPont Fabros Technology, Inc. (NYSE:DFT). AEW Capital Management has a $58.1 million position in the stock, comprising 1.4% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Fisher Asset Management, managed by Ken Fisher, which holds a $34.3 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish comprise Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management.