Hedge fund managers like David Einhorn, Dan Loeb, or Carl Icahn became billionaires through reaping large profits for their investors, which is why piggybacking their stock picks may provide us with significant returns as well. Many hedge funds, like Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, are pretty secretive, but we can still get some insights by analyzing their quarterly 13F filings. One of the most fertile grounds for large abnormal returns is hedge funds’ most popular small-cap picks, which are not so widely followed and often trade at a discount to their intrinsic value. In this article we will check out hedge fund activity in another small-cap stock: Regenxbio Inc (NASDAQ:RGNX).
Is Regenxbio Inc (NASDAQ:RGNX) undervalued? Investors who are in the know are categorically becoming more confident. The number of bullish hedge fund positions advanced by 2 recently. RGNX was in 13 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with RGNX positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare RGNX to other stocks including U.S. Lime & Minerals Inc. (NASDAQ:USLM), Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH), and United Insurance Holdings Corp.(NDA) (NASDAQ:UIHC) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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What does the smart money think about Regenxbio Inc (NASDAQ:RGNX)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 13 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, up by 18% from the second quarter of 2016. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards RGNX over the last 5 quarters. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Bain Capital’s Brookside Capital has the number one position in Regenxbio Inc (NASDAQ:RGNX), worth close to $34.6 million, accounting for 2.2% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Perceptive Advisors, led by Joseph Edelman, holding a $18 million position; the fund has 1.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that are bullish include Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Daniel Gold’s QVT Financial. 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.