Is NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) a good investment right now? We check hedge fund and billionaire investor sentiment before delving into hours of research. Hedge funds spend millions of dollars on Ivy League graduates, expert networks, and get tips from industry insiders. They fail miserably sometimes but historically their consensus stock picks outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk factors.
Is NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR) undervalued? The smart money is in a bearish mood. The number of long hedge fund bets decreased by 3 lately. NVR was in 22 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 25 hedge funds in our database with NVR holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare NVR to other stocks including Apartment Investment and Management Co. (NYSE:AIV), American Campus Communities, Inc. (NYSE:ACC), and NetApp Inc. (NASDAQ:NTAP) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Hedge fund activity in NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR)
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -12% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who already accumulated large positions in the stock.
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Robert Bishop’s Impala Asset Management has the largest position in NVR, Inc. (NYSE:NVR), worth close to $212.4 million, amounting to 14% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is AQR Capital Management, a quant hedge fund managed by Cliff Asness, which holds a $69.4 million position. Some other peers that hold long positions include Alan Fournier’s Pennant Capital Management, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Ken Heebner’s Capital Growth Management.