Hedge funds and other investment firms run by legendary investors like Israel Englander and Ray Dalio are entrusted to manage billions of dollars of accredited investors’ money because they are without peer in the resources they use to identify the best investments for their chosen investment horizon. Moreover, they are more willing to invest a greater amount of their resources in small-cap stocks than big brokerage houses, and this is often where they generate their outperformance, which is why we pay particular attention to their best ideas in this space.
In this article, we will take a look at what smart money investors think about Triumph Group Inc (NYSE:TGI). Overall, during the third quarter, the hedge fund sentiment remained unchanged and 17 funds tracked by Insider Monkey held shares of the company at the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare TGI to other stocks including ExlService Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXLS), Evercore Partners Inc. (NYSE:EVR), and Enbridge Energy Management, L.L.C. (NYSE:EEQ) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to review the fresh action encompassing Triumph Group Inc (NYSE:TGI).
How are hedge funds trading Triumph Group Inc (NYSE:TGI)?
As mentioned earlier, heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 17 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on Triumph Group, unchanged over the quarter. On the other hand, there were a total of 18 hedge funds with a bullish position in TGI at the beginning of this year. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Alexander Roepers’ Atlantic Investment Management has the most valuable position in Triumph Group Inc (NYSE:TGI), worth close to $86.4 million, accounting for 11.3% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund is Citadel Investment Group, led by Ken Griffin, which holds a $8.8 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism contain Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, and Gregg J. Powers’ Private Capital Management. 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.