Before we spend many hours researching a company, we’d like to analyze what hedge funds and billionaire investors think of the stock first. We would like to do so because the elite investors’ consensus returns have been exceptional. The top 30 S&P 500 stocks among hedge funds at the end of September 2014 yielded an average return of 9.5% during the last 12 months ending on October 30. Sixty-three percent of these 30 stocks outperformed the market. Although the elite funds occasionally have their duds, such as Micron and Anadarko Petroleum, which fell 50% and 26%, respectively during the same time period, the hedge fund picks seem to work on average. In the following paragraphs, we find out what the billionaire investors and hedge funds think of Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC).
Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC) was in 20 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. SAIC investors should be aware of an increase in enthusiasm from smart money lately. There were 18 hedge funds in our database with SAIC 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 Entegris Inc (NASDAQ:ENTG), Black Hills Corp (NYSE:BKH), and Alliance Holdings GP, L.P. (NASDAQ:AHGP) to gather more data points.
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Now, let’s check out the new action surrounding Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC).
Hedge fund activity in Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 20 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 11% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Huber Capital Management, managed by Joe Huber, holds the number one position in Science Applications International Corp (NYSE:SAIC). Huber Capital Management has a $31.4 million position in the stock, comprising 1.1% of its 13F portfolio. On Huber Capital Management’s heels is D. E. Shaw of D E Shaw, with a $23.4 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company.