Do Hedge Funds Love HRG Group Inc (HRG)?

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A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on HRG Group Inc (NYSE:HRG) .

Is HRG Group Inc (NYSE:HRG) an exceptional investment today? The smart money is really getting more bullish. The number of long hedge fund bets advanced by 2 recently. There were 27 hedge funds in our database with HRG holdings at the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare HRG to other stocks including Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS), Education Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:EDR), and Blackbaud, Inc. (NASDAQ:BLKB) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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What does the smart money think about HRG Group Inc (NYSE:HRG)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 27 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a rise of 8% from the second quarter of 2016. By comparison, 22 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in HRG heading into this year. So, let’s find out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Ian Cumming and Joseph Steinberg’s Leucadia National has the biggest position in HRG Group Inc (NYSE:HRG), worth close to $731.6 million, amounting to 60.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Omega Advisors, led by Leon Cooperman, which holds a $150.8 million position; the fund has 4.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish include Jason Karp’s Tourbillon Capital Partners, Marc Lisker, Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan’s MSDC Management and James H. Litinsky’s JHL Capital Group. 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.

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