Hedge Funds Are Souring On Eventbrite, Inc. (EB)

The 800+ hedge funds and famous money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the first quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of March 31st. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund portfolios. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB).

Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB) investors should pay attention to a decrease in hedge fund sentiment lately. Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB) was in 24 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the first quarter of 2021. The all time high for this statistic is 26. There were 26 hedge funds in our database with EB holdings at the end of December. Our calculations also showed that EB isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q1 rankings).

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Do Hedge Funds Think EB Is A Good Stock To Buy Now?

At the end of the first quarter, a total of 24 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -8% from the fourth quarter of 2020. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards EB over the last 23 quarters. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

Among these funds, Cadian Capital held the most valuable stake in Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB), which was worth $50.4 million at the end of the fourth quarter. On the second spot was Atalan Capital which amassed $43.9 million worth of shares. Portsea Asset Management, Millennium Management, and Engle Capital were also very fond of the stock, becoming one of the largest hedge fund holders of the company. In terms of the portfolio weights assigned to each position Portsea Asset Management allocated the biggest weight to Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB), around 19.29% of its 13F portfolio. Banbury Partners is also relatively very bullish on the stock, dishing out 9.44 percent of its 13F equity portfolio to EB.

Due to the fact that Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB) has faced falling interest from hedge fund managers, it’s easy to see that there is a sect of fund managers that decided to sell off their positions entirely by the end of the first quarter. At the top of the heap, Michael Sidhom’s Immersion Capital cut the biggest stake of the “upper crust” of funds monitored by Insider Monkey, valued at an estimated $71.6 million in stock, and John Hurley’s Cavalry Asset Management was right behind this move, as the fund dropped about $6.4 million worth. These moves are intriguing to say the least, as aggregate hedge fund interest dropped by 2 funds by the end of the first quarter.

Let’s go over hedge fund activity in other stocks similar to Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB). These stocks are Health Catalyst, Inc (NASDAQ:HCAT), Constellium SE (NYSE:CSTM), Bottomline Technologies (de), Inc. (NASDAQ:EPAY), USANA Health Sciences, Inc. (NYSE:USNA), Century Communities, Inc (NYSE:CCS), The RealReal, Inc. (NASDAQ:REAL), and Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK). This group of stocks’ market caps resemble EB’s market cap.

Ticker No of HFs with positions Total Value of HF Positions (x1000) Change in HF Position
HCAT 20 134687 -1
CSTM 36 377226 1
EPAY 19 98039 1
USNA 19 250382 -3
CCS 24 123486 6
REAL 24 399233 -8
CPK 6 6692 2
Average 21.1 198535 -0.3

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As you can see these stocks had an average of 21.1 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $199 million. That figure was $352 million in EB’s case. Constellium SE (NYSE:CSTM) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Chesapeake Utilities Corporation (NYSE:CPK) is the least popular one with only 6 bullish hedge fund positions. Eventbrite, Inc. (NYSE:EB) is not the most popular stock in this group but hedge fund interest is still above average. Our overall hedge fund sentiment score for EB is 60.7. Stocks with higher number of hedge fund positions relative to other stocks as well as relative to their historical range receive a higher sentiment score. This is a slightly positive signal but we’d rather spend our time researching stocks that hedge funds are piling on. Our calculations showed that top 5 most popular stocks among hedge funds returned 95.8% in 2019 and 2020, and outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 40 percentage points. These stocks gained 23.8% in 2021 through July 16th and beat the market again by 7.7 percentage points. Unfortunately EB wasn’t nearly as popular as these 5 stocks and hedge funds that were betting on EB were disappointed as the stock returned -26.6% since the end of March (through 7/16) and underperformed the market. If you are interested in investing in large cap stocks with huge upside potential, you should check out the top 5 most popular stocks among hedge funds as many of these stocks already outperformed the market since 2019.

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