Hedge Funds Are Selling On Deck Capital Inc (ONDK)

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Is On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK) a good place to invest some of your money right now? We can gain invaluable insight to help us answer that question by studying the investment trends of top investors, who employ world-class Ivy League graduates, who are given immense resources and industry contacts to put their financial expertise to work. The top picks of these firms have historically outperformed the market when we account for known risk factors, making them very valuable investment ideas.

On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK) was in 8 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money of late. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK) positions at the end of the previous quarter. For investors tracking the share performance of the company, it may not come as a surprise, as the shares of On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK) dropped 14.51% during the third quarter.

For an in-depth understanding of the hedge fund sentiment, we will cover hedge funds that held stakes in On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK), at the end of the last quarter. Further, we will also compare On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK) to other stocks, including Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP), Genomic Health, Inc. (NASDAQ:GHDX), and Oritani Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:ORIT) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to go over the key action encompassing On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK).

What have hedge funds been doing with On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a drop of 27% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Chase Coleman’s Tiger Global Management LLC has the most valuable position in On Deck Capital Inc (NYSE:ONDK), worth close to $67.8 million, comprising 0.8% of its total 13F portfolio. On Tiger Global Management LLC’s heels is Eashwar Krishnan of Tybourne Capital Management, with a $58.4 million position; the fund has 4.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism contain Brian Jackelow’s SAB Capital Management, Joseph A. Jolson’s Harvest Capital Strategies, and Legg Mason Capital Management.

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