The successful funds run by legendary investors such as Dan Loeb and David Tepper make hundreds of millions of dollars for themselves and their investors by spending enormous resources doing research on small cap stocks that big investment banks don’t follow. Because of their pay structures, they have strong incentive to do the research necessary to beat the market. That’s why we pay close attention to what they think in small cap stocks. In this article, we take a closer look at Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) from the perspective of those successful funds.
Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH) was in 15 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. BZH investors should pay attention to an increase in support from the world’s most successful money managers recently. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with BZH positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare BZH to other stocks including Jones Energy Inc (NYSE:JONE), Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK), and Trecora Resources (NYSE:TREC) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to view the recent action encompassing Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH).
Hedge fund activity in Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 15 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an increase of 36% from the second quarter of 2016. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards BZH over the last 5 quarters. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Royce & Associates, led by Chuck Royce, holds the largest position in Beazer Homes USA, Inc. (NYSE:BZH). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $15.9 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by GMT Capital, led by Thomas E. Claugus, which oversees a $13.5 million position; 0.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish consist of David Warren’s DW Partners, David Keidan’s Buckingham Capital Management and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.