The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As a result, the relevancy of these public filings and their content is indisputable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC).
Is Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC) a splendid investment right now? Hedge funds are becoming hopeful. The number of long hedge fund bets inched up by 3 in recent months. At the end of this article we will also compare MRCC to other stocks including Aspen Aerogels Inc (NYSE:ASPN), Maxwell Technologies Inc. (NASDAQ:MXWL), and HORSEHEAD HOLDING CORP. (NASDAQ:ZINC) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s go over the key action encompassing Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC).
Hedge fund activity in Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC)
Heading into Q4, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 300% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the most valuable position in Monroe Capital Corp (NASDAQ:MRCC), worth close to $0.8 million, amounting to less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by McKinley Capital Management, led by Robert B. Gillam, holding a $0.5 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism encompass Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.