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Do Hedge Funds Love Antero Resources Corp (AR)?

Amid an overall market correction, many stocks that smart money investors were collectively bullish on tanked during the third quarter. Among them, Valeant and Micron ranked among the top 30 picks and both lost around 20%. Citigroup, which was the third most popular stock, lost 10% amid uncertainty regarding the interest rates. Nevertheless, our research shows that most of the stocks that smart money likes historically generate strong risk-adjusted returns. This is why following the smart money sentiment is a useful tool at identifying the next stock to invest in.

Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) has seen a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) was in 24 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 26 hedge funds in our database with Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR) to other stocks, including Markit Ltd (NASDAQ:MRKT), iShares MSCI ACWI Index Fund (NASDAQ:ACWI), and Regency Centers Corp (NYSE:REG) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s take a look at the new action regarding Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR).

What does the smart money think about Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR)?

At the end of Q3, a total of 24 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a decline of 8% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Baupost Group, managed by Seth Klarman, holds the biggest position in Antero Resources Corp (NYSE:AR). Baupost Group has a $340.7 million position in the stock, comprising 5.7% of its 13F portfolio. On Baupost Group’s heels is FPR Partners, managed by Bob Peck and Andy Raab, which holds an $200.5 million position; 5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism comprise Robert Joseph Caruso’s Select Equity Group, Glenn Greenberg’s Brave Warrior Capital, and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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