After several tireless days, we have finished crunching the numbers from more than 700 13F filings issued by the elite hedge funds and other investment firms that we track at Insider Monkey, which disclosed those firms’ equity portfolios as of September 30. The results of that effort will be put on display in this article, as we share valuable insight into the smart money sentiment towards Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT).
Is Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT) the right pick for your portfolio? The best stock pickers are taking a bearish view. The number of long hedge fund bets were trimmed by 2 in recent months. Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT) was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 7 hedge funds in our database with Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT) positions at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity, but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article, we will examine companies such as Hardinge Inc. (NASDAQ:HDNG), Provectus Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NYSEMKT:PVCT), and ArQule, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARQL) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s go over the new action surrounding Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT).
Hedge fund activity in Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT)
Heading into Q4, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a drop of 29% from the second quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, MFP Investors, managed by Michael Price, holds the biggest position in Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT). MFP Investors has a $0.4 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Two Sigma Advisors, led by John Overdeck and David Siegel, holding a $0.2 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other professional money managers that are bullish include Matthew Tewksbury’s Stevens Capital Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.