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Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (ENH): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

Hedge Funds and other institutional investors have just completed filing their 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing their equity portfolios as of the end of September. At Insider Monkey, we follow over 700 of the best-performing investors and by analyzing their 13F filings, we can determine the stocks that they are collectively bullish on. One of their picks is Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH), so let’s take a closer look at the sentiment that surrounds it in the current quarter.

Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH) has experienced an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. ENH was in 22 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 15 hedge funds in our database with ENH holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare ENH to other stocks, including Cullen/Frost Bankers, Inc. (NYSE:CFR), Mercadolibre Inc (NASDAQ:MELI), and IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the latest action regarding Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH).

What does the smart money think about Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a jump of 47% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Pzena Investment Management, run by Richard S. Pzena, holds the biggest position in Endurance Specialty Holdings Ltd. (NYSE:ENH). The fund has a $44.8 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Scott Wallace of Wallace Capital Management, with a $36.5 million stake; the fund has 6.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish contain Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management and David Dreman’s Dreman Value Management.

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