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No Competition: Liberty Interactive Group (QVCA) Trounces Peers in Smart Money Ownership

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While the market is being driven by short-term sentiment influenced by uncertainty regarding the future of the interest rate environment in the U.S, the low commodity prices, and the economic dip in China, many smart money investors are keeping their optimism regarding the current bull run, while nonetheless hedging many of their long positions. However, as we know, big investors usually buy stocks with strong fundamentals, which is why we believe we can profit from imitating them. In this article, we are going to take a look at the smart money sentiment surrounding Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA).

Is Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA) an attractive investment now? Investors who are in the know are turning less bullish. The number of long hedge fund positions decreased by 4 lately. At the end of this article we will also compare QVCA to other stocks including International Paper Company (NYSE:IP), Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP), and Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a peek at the recent action surrounding Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA).

What have hedge funds been doing with Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 67 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a dip of 6% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or had already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, FPR Partners, managed by Bob Peck and Andy Raab, holds the number one position in Liberty Interactive Group (NASDAQ:QVCA). FPR Partners has a $490 million position in the stock, comprising 12.3% of its 13F portfolio. On FPR Partners’ heels is JANA Partners, led by Barry Rosenstein, holding a $326 million position; the fund has 3.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions encompass Peter Adam Hochfelder’s Brahman Capital, and D E Shaw.

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