The elite 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 RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP) from the perspective of those elite funds.
RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP) was in 26 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. RP has experienced an increase in enthusiasm from smart money recently. There were 19 hedge funds in our database with RP holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare RP to other stocks including Wright Medical Group Inc (NASDAQ:WMGI), Exelixis, Inc. (NASDAQ:EXEL), and Northwest Natural Gas Co (NYSE:NWN) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s review the recent action encompassing RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP).
What does the smart money think about RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 26 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a boost of 37% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Sharlyn C. Heslam’s Stockbridge Partners has the biggest position in RealPage, Inc. (NASDAQ:RP), worth close to $96.8 million, accounting for 4.7% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Robert Joseph Caruso of Select Equity Group, with a $32.2 million position; 0.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining peers that hold long positions consist of Thomas Ellis and Todd Hammer’s North Run Capital, Spencer M. Waxman’s Shannon River Fund Management and Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies.