Engility Holdings Inc (EGL): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

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Legendary investors such as Leon Cooperman and Seth Klarman earn enormous amounts of money for themselves and their investors by doing in-depth research on small-cap stocks that big brokerage houses don’t publish. Small cap stocks -especially when they are screened well- can generate substantial outperformance versus a boring index fund. That’s why we analyze the activity of those elite funds in these small-cap stocks. In the following paragraphs, we analyze Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL) from the perspective of those elite funds.

Engility Holdings Inc investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund interest lately. EGL was in 12 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with EGL holdings at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Merrimack Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:MACK), Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH), and Capstead Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:CMO) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to review the key action regarding Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL).

How have hedgies been trading Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 12 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 33% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, ACK Asset Management, managed by Richard S. Meisenberg, holds the biggest position in Engility Holdings Inc (NYSE:EGL). ACK Asset Management has a $9 million position in the stock, comprising 3.8% of its 13F portfolio. On ACK Asset Management’s heels is Hawk Ridge Management, led by David Brown, holding a $7 million position; the fund has 5.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money that are bullish encompass Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies, Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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