Do Hedge Funds Love Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (MPEL)?

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Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL) investors should pay attention to a decrease in hedge fund sentiment lately. MPEL was in 22 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 23 hedge funds in our database with MPEL positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare MPEL to other stocks including Alleghany Corporation (NYSE:Y), Global Payments Inc (NYSE:GPN), and Sabre Corp (NASDAQ:SABR) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s take a look at the latest action regarding Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL).

How are hedge funds trading Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -4% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Scopia Capital, managed by Matt Sirovich and Jeremy Mindich, holds the biggest position in Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:MPEL). Scopia Capital has a $107.7 million position in the stock, comprising 2.3% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Daniel S. Och of OZ Management, with a $45.6 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other members of the smart money that are bullish consist of Matt Sirovich and Jeremy Mindich’s Scopia Capital, Brett Barakett’s Tremblant Capital and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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