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58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE:WUBA) investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund sentiment recently. 58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE:WUBA) was in 28 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 24 hedge funds in our database with 58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE:WUBA) holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare 58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE:WUBA) to other stocks, including Spectrum Brands Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:SPB), Range Resources Corp. (NYSE:RRC), and Service Corporation International (NYSE:SCI) to get a better sense of its popularity.
In today’s marketplace, there are a lot of methods stock traders put to use to appraise stocks. A pair of the most underrated methods are hedge fund and insider trading activity. Our researchers have shown that, historically, those who follow the best picks of the top money managers can outclass the broader indices by a healthy margin (see the details here).
With all of this in mind, we’re going to check out the key action regarding 58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE:WUBA).
What have hedge funds been doing with 58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE:WUBA)?
At the end of September, a total of 28 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 17% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, OZ Management, managed by Daniel S. Och, holds the most valuable position in 58.com Inc (ADR) (NYSE:WUBA). OZ Management has a $150.8 million position in the stock, comprising 0.5% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Viking Global, managed by Andreas Halvorsen, which holds an $80.9 million position; 0.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions comprise Glen Kacher’s Light Street Capital, J Kevin Kenny Jr’s Emerging Sovereign Group and Lei Zhang’s Hillhouse Capital Management.