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Should You Love Wynn Resorts, Limited (WYNN) As Much As Hedge Funds Do?

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Hedge Funds and other institutional investors have just completed filing their 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing their equity portfolios as of the end of September. At Insider Monkey, we follow over 700 of the best-performing investors and by analyzing their 13F filings, we can determine the stocks that they are collectively bullish on. One of their picks is Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN), so let’s take a closer look at the sentiment that surrounds it in the current quarter.

Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN) has experienced an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds recently. WYNN was in 38 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 30 hedge funds in our database with WYNN positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare WYNN to other stocks including Duke Realty Corp (NYSE:DRE), Snap-on Incorporated (NYSE:SNA), and Vereit Inc (NYSE:VER) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the new action surrounding Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN).

How have hedgies been trading Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 38 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 27% increase from the second quarter of 2016. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Mason Hawkins’ Southeastern Asset Management has the most valuable position in Wynn Resorts, Limited (NASDAQ:WYNN), worth close to $1.16 billion, corresponding to 11.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Platinum Asset Management, managed by Kerr Neilson, which holds a $166.9 million position; 3.9% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining members of the smart money that are bullish include Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, D E Shaw, and Principal Global Investors’s Columbus Circle Investors.

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