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Do Hedge Funds Love Resolute Energy Corp (REN)?

As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, many hedge funds lost money in the third quarter, blaming macroeconomic conditions and unpredictable events that hit several sectors, with healthcare among them. Nevertheless, most investors decided to stick to their bullish theses and their long-term focus allows us to profit from the recent declines. In particular, let’s take a look at what hedge funds think about Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE:REN) in this article.

Is Resolute Energy Corp a buy right now? Hedge funds are becoming less confident. The number of long hedge fund positions dropped by 6 recently. 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 China Techfaith Wireless Comm. Tech. Ltd (NASDAQ:CNTF), Gevo, Inc. (NASDAQ:GEVO), and AEterna Zentaris Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:AEZS) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the fresh action encompassing Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE:REN).

What have hedge funds been doing with Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE:REN)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a slump of 40% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, John H. Scully’s SPO Advisory Corp has the biggest position in Resolute Energy Corp (NYSE:REN), worth close to $6.6 million, corresponding to 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On SPO Advisory Corp’s heels is Edward Gilhuly and Scott Stuart of Sageview Capital, with a $2 million position; 0.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining peers with similar optimism consist of Brian Riano, John Eckerson, Sean Fahey and Albert Marino’s Claren Road Asset Management, Michael Murphy and Daniel Donoghue’s Discovery Group and Gregory Fraser, Rudolph Kluiber, and Timothy Krochuk’s GRT Capital Partners.

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