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Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ:TUES) investors should be aware of a decrease in support from the world’s most successful money managers in recent months. TUES was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 8 hedge funds in our database with TUES positions 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 Clearfield, Inc. (NASDAQ:CLFD), AgroFresh Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:AGFS), and Malibu Boats Inc (NASDAQ:MBUU) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to check out the recent action surrounding Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ:TUES).
What does the smart money think about Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ:TUES)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a decline of 13% from the previous quarter. By comparison, 11 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in TUES heading into this year. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, PAR Capital Management, led by Paul Reeder and Edward Shapiro, holds the biggest position in Tuesday Morning Corporation (NASDAQ:TUES). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $13.7 million position in the stock, comprising 0.2% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Adage Capital Management, led by Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson, holding a $13.1 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers with similar optimism consist of D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Peter Muller’s PDT Partners. We should note that none of these hedge funds are 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.