Hedge Funds Are Not Interested in Cheniere Energy Partners LP (CQP)

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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 Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP) from the perspective of these elite funds.

Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP) has experienced an increase in activity from the world’s best hedge funds recently. CQP was in 8 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 7 hedge funds in our database with CQP positions at the end of the previous quarter. The value of their holdings also rose slightly during the third quarter, even as shares of the company declined by nearly 15%. However, those 8 funds still held just 0.30% of the public utilities company’s shares on September 30. At the end of this article we will also compare CQP to other stocks including Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP), Digital Realty Trust, Inc. (NYSE:DLR), and CNH Industrial NV (NYSE:CNHI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s analyze the key action regarding Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP).

What have hedge funds been doing with Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a 14% rise from the second quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or had already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Columbus Hill Capital Management, managed by Kevin D. Eng, holds the largest position in Cheniere Energy Partners LP (NYSEMKT:CQP). Columbus Hill Capital Management has a $15.8 million position in the stock, comprising 2.3% of its 13F portfolio. On Columbus Hill Capital Management’s heels is Cloud Gate Capital, managed by Brian Newman and David Heller, which holds a $7 million position; 3.5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers that are bullish consist of Curtis Schenker and Craig Effron’s Scoggin, Stuart J. Zimmer’s Zimmer Partners, and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.

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