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Is Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp (NYSE:SBY) a buy? Prominent investors don’t seem to think so. The number of long hedge fund bets retreated by 4 recently. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ:MMYT), Universal American Corporation (NYSE:UAM), and EDENOR S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:EDN) to gather more data points.
At the moment there are tons of methods investors put to use to evaluate publicly traded companies. A duo of the most under-the-radar methods are hedge fund and insider trading moves. Our experts have shown that, historically, those who follow the best picks of the top hedge fund managers can outpace the S&P 500 by a superb margin (see the details here).
Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the recent action surrounding Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp (NYSE:SBY).
What have hedge funds been doing with Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp (NYSE:SBY)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 12 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 25% fall from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group has the most valuable position in Silver Bay Realty Trust Corp (NYSE:SBY), worth close to $29.8 million, amounting to less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second-most bullish fund is Renaissance Technologies, with a $24 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other professional money managers that are bullish contain Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and D E Shaw.