Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (ECHO) Not Resonating With Top Investors

We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we look at what those investors collectively think of Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO).

Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO) was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. ECHO investors should be aware of a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. There were 19 hedge funds in our database with ECHO positions at the end of the second quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare ECHO to other stocks including Navios Maritime Partners L.P. (NYSE:NMM), Photronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:PLAB), and Cavco Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVCO) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s take a glance at the key action encompassing Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO).

What have hedge funds been doing with Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a 16% drop from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or had already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Scopus Asset Management, managed by Alexander Mitchell, holds the largest position in Echo Global Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECHO). Scopus Asset Management has a $26.3 million position in the stock, comprising 0.7% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Luminus Management, managed by Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal, which holds a $10.1 million position; the fund has 0.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that are bullish include Ken Brodkowitz and Mike Vermut’s Newland Capital, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, and Amy Minella’s Cardinal Capital.