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Is Momo Inc (ADR) (MOMO) A Good Stock To Buy?

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The successful funds run by legendary investors such as Dan Loeb and David Tepper make hundreds of millions of dollars for themselves and their investors by spending enormous resources doing research on small cap stocks that big investment banks don’t follow. Because of their pay structures, they have strong incentive to do the research necessary to beat the market. That’s why we pay close attention to what they think in small cap stocks. In this article, we take a closer look at Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:MOMO) from the perspective of those successful funds.

Is Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:MOMO) ready to rally soon? The best stock pickers are genuinely betting on the stock. The number of long hedge fund positions that are disclosed in regulatory 13F filings strengthened by 10 lately. MOMO was in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with MOMO positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare MOMO to other stocks including Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT), Arcos Dorados Holding Inc (NYSE:ARCO), and Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to check out the new action surrounding Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:MOMO).

How are hedge funds trading Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:MOMO)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, up by 111% from one quarter earlier. By comparison, 9 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in MOMO heading into this year. 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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According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Lei Zhang’s Hillhouse Capital Management has the largest position in Momo Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:MOMO), worth close to $105.7 million, corresponding to 2.2% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Eric Mindich of Eton Park Capital, with a $35 million position. Other members of the smart money that are bullish encompass Yi Xin’s Ariose Capital, and Larry Chen and Terry Zhang’s Tairen Capital. 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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