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Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP) was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. TNP has seen a decrease in support from the world’s most successful money managers lately. There were 15 hedge funds in our database with TNP positions 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 TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TGTX), One Liberty Properties, Inc. (NYSE:OLP), and Mesa Laboratories, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLAB) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a gander at the latest action regarding Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP).
Hedge fund activity in Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -33% from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 12 hedge funds with a bullish position in TNP at the beginning of this year. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, David Iben’s Kopernik Global Investors has the biggest position in Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP), worth close to $16.2 million, accounting for 3.5% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, with an $11.7 million position. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism encompass James Dinan’s York Capital Management, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors. We should note that Kopernik Global Investors is among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.