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J Alexander’s Holdings Inc (NYSE:JAX) investors should be aware of an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late as there were 18 hedge funds that were long the stock at the end of the third quarter versus none at the end of the second quarter (JAX recently did its initial public offering in September). 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 Harmony Merger Corp (NASDAQ:HRMNU), Resource America Inc (NASDAQ:REXI), and EVINE Live Inc (NASDAQ:EVLV) to gather more data points.
Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the latest action regarding J Alexander’s Holdings Inc (NYSE:JAX).
Hedge fund activity in J Alexander’s Holdings Inc (NYSE:JAX)
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Ricky Sandler’s Eminence Capital has the most valuable position in J Alexander’s Holdings Inc (NYSE:JAX), worth close to $12.4 million, accounting for 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Highfields Capital Management, managed by Jonathon Jacobson, which holds a $7.6 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish comprise Leon Lowenstein’s Lionstone Capital Management, D E Shaw and James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management.