You probably know from experience that there is not as much information on small-cap companies as there is on large companies. Of course, this makes it really hard and difficult for individual investors to make proper and accurate analysis of certain small-cap companies. However, well-known and successful hedge fund investors like Carl Icahn and George Soros hold the necessary resources and abilities to conduct an extensive stock analysis on small-cap stocks, which enable them to make millions of dollars by identifying potential winners within the small-cap galaxy of stocks. This represents the main reason why Insider Monkey takes notice of the hedge fund activity in these overlooked stocks.
In this article, we are going to take a closer look at the hedge fund activity surrounding Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Overall, the stock has experienced an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. To get a better sense of its popularity we will also compare POST to other stocks including Calpine Corporation (NYSE:CPN), Polaris Industries Inc. (NYSE:PII), and Carlyle Group LP (NASDAQ:CG) at the end of this article.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s view the latest action regarding Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST).
What have hedge funds been doing with Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST)?
A total of 44 of the investors followed by Insider Monkey held long positions in Post Holdings at the end of the third quarter, up by 10% from the end of June. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Tourbillon Capital Partners, managed by Jason Karp, holds the largest position in Post Holdings Inc (NYSE:POST). Tourbillon Capital Partners has a $247.9 million position in the stock, comprising 5.1% of its 13F portfolio. On Tourbillon Capital Partners’s heels is William Duhamel’s Route One Investment Company, with a $225 million position; the fund has 10.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish include Ric Dillon’s Diamond Hill Capital and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.