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Should You Avoid MGP Ingredients Inc (MGPI)?

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The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards MGP Ingredients Inc (NASDAQ:MGPI).

Is MGP Ingredients Inc (NASDAQ:MGPI) going to take off soon? Prominent investors are taking a bearish view. The number of long hedge fund positions decreased by 1 in recent months. MGPI was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 7 hedge funds in our database with MGPI holdings at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Tangoe Inc (NASDAQ:TNGO), SurModics, Inc. (NASDAQ:SRDX), and Fortuna Silver Mines Inc. (NYSE:FSM) to gather more data points.

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How are hedge funds trading MGP Ingredients Inc (NASDAQ:MGPI)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 14% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Amici Capital, managed by Paul Orlin and Alex Porter, holds the number one position in MGP Ingredients Inc (NASDAQ:MGPI). The fund has reported a $5.3 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Renaissance Technologies, led by Jim Simons, holding a $3.2 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers that are bullish consist of Peter Algert and Kevin Coldiron’s Algert Coldiron Investors, and Peter Muller’s PDT Partners.

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