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Should You Buy Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc (SNOW)?

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Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc (NYSE:SNOW) investors should be aware of an increase in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. SNOW was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 8 hedge funds in our database with SNOW 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 Endeavour Silver Corp. (CAN) (NYSE:EXK), Vitamin Shoppe Inc (NYSE:VSI), and Chase Corporation (NYSEAMEX:CCF) to gather more data points.

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Hedge fund activity in Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc (NYSE:SNOW)

At Q3’s end, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a gain of 25% from the second quarter of 2016. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards SNOW over the last 5 quarters. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

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According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, holds the most valuable position in Intrawest Resorts Holdings Inc (NYSE:SNOW). Renaissance Technologies has a $22.1 million position in the stock. On Renaissance Technologies’ heels is Mason Hawkins of Southeastern Asset Management which holds a $7.2 million position. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions comprise Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw. We should note that Southeastern Asset Management is 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.

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