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Should You Buy Burlington Stores Inc (BURL)?

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Insider Monkey finished processing more than 700 13F filings made by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds’ portfolio positions as of September 30. What do these smart investors think about Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL)?

Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL) has experienced an increase in enthusiasm from smart money lately. BURL was in 36 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 34 hedge funds in our database with BURL 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 Nordson Corporation (NASDAQ:NDSN), Live Nation Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:LYV), and Banco Bradesco SA (ADR) (NYSE:BBD) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the new action surrounding Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL).

What have hedge funds been doing with Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 36 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 6% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Balyasny Asset Management, managed by Dmitry Balyasny, holds the number one position in Burlington Stores Inc (NYSE:BURL). Balyasny Asset Management has a $91.1 million position in the stock, comprising 0.5% of its 13F portfolio. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish contain Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management, Robert Pohly’s Samlyn Capital and Doug Gordon, Jon Hilsabeck and Don Jabro’s Shellback Capital.

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