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Is Forestar Group Inc. (FOR) A Good Stock To Invest In?

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A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR) .

Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR) investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund interest in recent months. More specifically, the number of funds tracked by Insider Monkey long the stock went up by five to 15 during the third quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare FOR to other stocks including Ashford Hospitality Prime Inc (NYSE:AHP), World Acceptance Corp. (NASDAQ:WRLD), and Haynes International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HAYN) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s review the fresh action regarding Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR).

Hedge fund activity in Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR)

At the end of the third quarter, 15 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on Forestar Group, up by 50% from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards FOR over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s review which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Cove Street Capital, led by Jeffrey Bronchick, holds the largest position in Forestar Group Inc. (NYSE:FOR). Cove Street Capital has a $36.3 million position in the stock, comprising 3.9% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Carlson Capital, managed by Clint Carlson, which holds a $33.6 million position; the fund has 0.4% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism encompass Steve Pei’s Gratia Capital, Seth Fischer’s Oasis Management, and Bart Baum’s Ionic Capital Management. 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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