H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) was in 25 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. HRB has experienced an increase in hedge fund interest of late. There were 24 hedge funds in our database with HRB holdings at the end of the previous quarter.
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Keeping this in mind, it’s important to take a look at the key action encompassing H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB).
Hedge fund activity in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB)
In preparation for this year, a total of 25 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 4% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably.
According to our comprehensive database, Viking Global, managed by Andreas Halvorsen, holds the biggest position in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Viking Global has a $427 million billion position in the stock, comprising 3% of its 13F portfolio. On Viking Global’s heels is Yacktman Asset Management, managed by Donald Yacktman, which held a $159 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other peers that are bullish include Jean-Marie Eveillard’s First Eagle Investment Management, Charles Clough’s Clough Capital Partners and Yale M. Fergang and Robert W. Medway’s Royal Capital.
Consequently, specific money managers have been driving this bullishness. Scopus Asset Management, managed by Alexander Mitchell, established the biggest position in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB). Scopus Asset Management had 7 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Ben Levine, Andrew Manuel and Stefan Renold’s LMR Partners also initiated a $1 million position during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new HRB investors: Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Ken Gray and Steve Walsh’s Bryn Mawr Capital, and Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management.
Insider trading activity in H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB)
Insider purchases made by high-level executives is particularly usable when the company we’re looking at has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest half-year time frame, H&R Block, Inc. (NYSE:HRB) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
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