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Do Hedge Funds Love Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (SXL)?

A whopping number of 13F filings filed with the 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 Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL).

Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. investors should be aware of a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers lately. At the end of this article we will also compare SXL to other stocks, including The Cooper Companies, Inc. (NYSE:COO), VimpelCom Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:VIP), and Mednax Inc. (NYSE:MD) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the new action encompassing Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL).

How are hedge funds trading Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -10% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Renaissance Technologies holds the most valuable position in Sunoco Logistics Partners L.P. (NYSE:SXL). Renaissance Technologies has a $42.4 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is George Hall’s Clinton Group, with a $7.5 million position; 0.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. The remaining professional money managers that are bullish encompass Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management, Brian Newman and David Heller’s Cloud Gate Capital and Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital.

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