Hedge Funds Are Betting On Masonite International Corp (DOOR)

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Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) investors should pay attention to an increase in hedge fund sentiment lately. Our calculations also showed that DOOR isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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Richard Pzena - Pzena Investment Management

We’re going to take a look at the recent hedge fund action surrounding Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR).

What does the smart money think about Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 21 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 31% from one quarter earlier. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards DOOR over the last 13 quarters. So, let’s find out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.


The largest stake in Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) was held by Praesidium Investment Management Company, which reported holding $104.1 million worth of stock at the end of September. It was followed by Pzena Investment Management with a $65.5 million position. Other investors bullish on the company included PAR Capital Management, Sunriver Management, and Hound Partners.

As industrywide interest jumped, key hedge funds have jumped into Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) headfirst. GLG Partners, managed by Noam Gottesman, established the largest position in Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR). GLG Partners had $4.7 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management also initiated a $0.8 million position during the quarter. The only other fund with a new position in the stock is Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP.

Let’s go over hedge fund activity in other stocks – not necessarily in the same industry as Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) but similarly valued. These stocks are Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE:WMS), American Assets Trust, Inc (NYSE:AAT), Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:CFFN), and ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE). This group of stocks’ market caps are closest to DOOR’s market cap.

Ticker No of HFs with positions Total Value of HF Positions (x1000) Change in HF Position
WMS 17 374714 1
AAT 11 130155 -5
CFFN 12 198424 2
ESE 6 6217 3
Average 11.5 177378 0.25

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As you can see these stocks had an average of 11.5 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $177 million. That figure was $339 million in DOOR’s case. Advanced Drainage Systems, Inc. (NYSE:WMS) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand ESCO Technologies Inc. (NYSE:ESE) is the least popular one with only 6 bullish hedge fund positions. Compared to these stocks Masonite International Corp (NYSE:DOOR) is more popular among hedge funds. Considering that hedge funds are fond of this stock in relation to its market cap peers, it may be a good idea to analyze it in detail and potentially include it in your portfolio.

Disclosure: None. This article was originally published at Insider Monkey.