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Is OGE Energy Corp. (OGE) A Good Stock To Buy?

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Legendary investors such as Leon Cooperman and Seth Klarman earn enormous amounts of money for themselves and their investors by doing in-depth research on small-cap stocks that big brokerage houses don’t publish. Small cap stocks -especially when they are screened well- can generate substantial outperformance versus a boring index fund. That’s why we analyze the activity of those successful funds in these small-cap stocks. In the following paragraphs, we analyze OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) from the perspective of those successful funds.

Is OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE) ready to rally soon? The smart money is really becoming less confident. The number of long hedge fund investments fell by 3 lately. OGE was in 13 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 16 hedge funds in our database with OGE holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare OGE to other stocks including TransUnion (NYSE:TRU), STERIS Corp (NYSE:STE), and Black Knight Financial Services Inc (NYSE:BKFS) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Hedge fund activity in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE)

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 13 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a 19% fall from the second quarter of 2016. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards OGE over the last 5 quarters, which shows a steep decline in sentiment over the past year. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

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When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Adage Capital Management, led by Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson, holds the largest position in OGE Energy Corp. (NYSE:OGE). Adage Capital Management has a $76.5 million position in the stock. The second largest stake is held by Luminus Management, led by Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal, holding a $60.1 million position; the fund has 1.5% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money that are bullish comprise Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, and Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management. We should note that Luminus Management is 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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