Hedge Fund Sentiment Is Stagnant On Enzymotec Ltd (ENZY)

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The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We have processed the filings of the more than 700 world-class investment firms that we track and now have access to the collective wisdom contained in these filings, which are based on their September 30 holdings, data that is available nowhere else. Should you consider Enzymotec Ltd (NASDAQ:ENZY) for your portfolio? We’ll look to this invaluable collective wisdom for the answer.

Enzymotec Ltd (NASDAQ:ENZY) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. It is important to note that the shares of Enzymotec Ltd (NASDAQ:ENZY) were up 8.38% during the last quarter. A positive trading atmosphere during the quarter might appear contradictory against the hedge fund inactivity, prompting us to cover hedge funds with stakes in Enzymotec Ltd (NASDAQ:ENZY) at the end of the last quarter.

At the end of this article, we will also compare Enzymotec Ltd (NASDAQ:ENZY) to other stocks, including Bonanza Creek Energy Inc (NYSE:BCEI), Xerium Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:XRM), and Utah Medical Products, Inc. (NASDAQ:UTMD) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a peek at the recent action surrounding Enzymotec Ltd (NASDAQ:ENZY).

What does the smart money think about Enzymotec Ltd (NASDAQ:ENZY)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a unchanged from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, John Paulson’s Paulson & Co has the biggest position in Enzymotec Ltd (NASDAQ:ENZY), worth close to $38.4 million, accounting for 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Visium Asset Management, led by Jacob Gottlieb, holding a $19.9 million position; 0.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers with similar optimism contain Tiger Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Renaissance Technologies.

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