Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Revolve Group, Inc. (RVLV)

Our extensive research has shown that imitating the smart money can generate significant returns for retail investors, which is why we track nearly 900 active prominent money managers and analyze their quarterly 13F filings. The stocks that are heavily bought by hedge funds historically outperformed the market, though there is no shortage of high profile failures like hedge funds’ 2018 losses in Facebook and Apple. Let’s take a closer look at what the funds we track think about Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV) in this article.

Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV) investors should pay attention to an increase in hedge fund sentiment recently. Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV) was in 29 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of March. The all time high for this statistic was previously 24. This means the bullish number of hedge fund positions in this stock currently sits at its all time high. There were 24 hedge funds in our database with RVLV holdings at the end of December. Our calculations also showed that RVLV isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q1 rankings).

Why do we pay any attention at all to hedge fund sentiment? Our research has shown that a select group of hedge fund holdings outperformed the S&P 500 ETFs by 115 percentage points since March 2017 (see the details here). That’s why we believe hedge fund sentiment is an extremely useful indicator that investors should pay attention to.

Andrew Sandler of Sandler Capital Management

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Do Hedge Funds Think RVLV Is A Good Stock To Buy Now?

Heading into the second quarter of 2021, a total of 29 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 21% from the fourth quarter of 2020. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards RVLV over the last 23 quarters. So, let’s check out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

Is RVLV A Good Stock To Buy?

Among these funds, Renaissance Technologies held the most valuable stake in Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV), which was worth $51.7 million at the end of the fourth quarter. On the second spot was D E Shaw which amassed $25.9 million worth of shares. Atreides Management, Sandler Capital Management, and CaaS Capital were also very fond of the stock, becoming one of the largest hedge fund holders of the company. In terms of the portfolio weights assigned to each position Sandler Capital Management allocated the biggest weight to Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV), around 1.82% of its 13F portfolio. Kamunting Street Capital is also relatively very bullish on the stock, dishing out 0.89 percent of its 13F equity portfolio to RVLV.

As one would reasonably expect, some big names have been driving this bullishness. Sandler Capital Management, managed by Andrew Sandler, assembled the biggest position in Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV). Sandler Capital Management had $21.4 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Frank Fu’s CaaS Capital also initiated a $21.2 million position during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Alexander Mitchell’s Scopus Asset Management, Andrew Sandler’s Sandler Capital Management, and Michael Rockefeller and KarláKroeker’s Woodline Partners.

Let’s check out hedge fund activity in other stocks similar to Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV). These stocks are Vertex, Inc. (NASDAQ:VERX), Butterfly Network, Inc. (NYSE:BFLY), Summit Materials Inc (NYSE:SUM), Camping World Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CWH), Onto Innovation Inc. (NYSE:ONTO), Terex Corporation (NYSE:TEX), and Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE:BBU). All of these stocks’ market caps are similar to RVLV’s market cap.

Ticker No of HFs with positions Total Value of HF Positions (x1000) Change in HF Position
VERX 11 40913 0
BFLY 32 299537 32
SUM 32 198758 1
CWH 24 325789 -3
ONTO 18 297070 -1
TEX 31 501779 8
BBU 3 6237 0
Average 21.6 238583 5.3

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As you can see these stocks had an average of 21.6 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $239 million. That figure was $257 million in RVLV’s case. Butterfly Network, Inc. (NYSE:BFLY) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Brookfield Business Partners L.P. (NYSE:BBU) is the least popular one with only 3 bullish hedge fund positions. Revolve Group, Inc. (NYSE:RVLV) is not the most popular stock in this group but hedge fund interest is still above average. Our overall hedge fund sentiment score for RVLV is 84.8. Stocks with higher number of hedge fund positions relative to other stocks as well as relative to their historical range receive a higher sentiment score. Our calculations showed that top 5 most popular stocks among hedge funds returned 95.8% in 2019 and 2020, and outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 40 percentage points. These stocks gained 22.8% in 2021 through July 2nd and still beat the market by 6 percentage points. Hedge funds were also right about betting on RVLV as the stock returned 61.1% since the end of Q1 (through 7/2) and outperformed the market. Hedge funds were rewarded for their relative bullishness.

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