There are several ways to beat the market, and investing in small cap stocks has historically been one of them. We like to improve the odds of beating the market further by examining what famous hedge fund operators such as Carl Icahn and George Soros think. Those hedge fund operators make billions of dollars each year by hiring the best and the brightest to do research on stocks, including small cap stocks that big brokerage houses simply don’t cover. Because of Carl Icahn and other successful funds’ exemplary historical records, we pay attention to their small cap picks. In this article, we use hedge fund filing data to analyze The RMR Group Inc (NASDAQ:RMR) .
The RMR Group Inc (NASDAQ:RMR) has seen an increase in enthusiasm from smart money lately. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with RMR positions at the end of September, up considerably from the number at the end of June. At the end of this article we will also compare RMR to other stocks including GasLog Ltd (NYSE:GLOG), Atkore International Group Inc (NYSE:ATKR), and Agree Realty Corporation (NYSE:ADC) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s check out the fresh action encompassing The RMR Group Inc (NASDAQ:RMR).
Hedge fund activity in The RMR Group Inc (NASDAQ:RMR)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 38% from one quarter earlier. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards RMR over the last 5 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.
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Engine Capital, led by Arnaud Ajdler, holds the most valuable position in The RMR Group Inc (NASDAQ:RMR) . Engine Capital has a $10.1 million position in the stock, comprising 9.3% of its 13F portfolio. On Engine Capital’s heels is Hawk Ridge Management, led by David Brown, which holds a $8.7 million position; the fund has 4.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions consist of Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates and Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world. We should note that Engine Capital is 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.