Hedge Funds Are Dumping Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (LTRPA)

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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: Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPA).

Is Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPA) a buy here? Investors who are in the know are taking a pessimistic view. The number of long hedge fund bets shrunk by 3 recently. LTRPA was in 25 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 28 hedge funds in our database with LTRPA holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as KLX Inc (NASDAQ:KLXI), Coeur d’Alene Mines Corporation (NYSE:CDE), and Itron, Inc. (NASDAQ:ITRI) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the key action encompassing Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPA).

What have hedge funds been doing with Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPA)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 11% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).


According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Empyrean Capital Partners, managed by Michael A. Price and Amos Meron, holds the number one position in Liberty Tripadvisor Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LTRPA). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $67.6 million position in the stock, comprising 3.4% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is D E Shaw, led by David E. Shaw, holding a $63.3 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other members of the smart money that hold long positions comprise Curtis Macnguyen’s Ivory Capital (Investment Mgmt), Jeffrey Altman’s Owl Creek Asset Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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