Hedge Funds Are Selling Synutra International, Inc. (SYUT)

We, at Insider Monkey, have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we look at what those investors think of Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT).

Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT) was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT) investors should pay attention to a decrease in hedge fund interest of late. There were 6 hedge funds in our database with Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT) holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT) to other stocks, including Lion Biotechnologies Inc (NASDAQ:LBIO), Tetraphase Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:TTPH), and York Water Company (NASDAQ:YORW) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s analyze the new action encompassing Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT).

How have hedgies been trading Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 17% from the second quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies holds the largest position in Synutra International, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYUT). Renaissance Technologies has a $0.8 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’s heels is Warren Lammert of Granite Point Capital, with a $0.2 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining members of the smart money with similar optimism contain Peter Muller’s PDT Partners, Roger Ibbotson’s Zebra Capital Management, and Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management.