The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge funds have been producing disappointing net returns in recent years, however that was partly due to the poor performance of small-cap stocks in general. Well, small-cap stocks finally turned the corner and have been beating the large-cap stocks by more than 10 percentage points over the last 5 months.This means the relevancy of hedge funds’ public filings became inarguable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards BMC Stock Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BMCH).
Is BMC Stock Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BMCH) the right investment to pursue these days? Prominent investors are undoubtedly becoming more confident. The number of bullish hedge fund positions that are disclosed in regulatory 13F filings moved up by 5 in recent months. BMCH was in 25 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 20 hedge funds in our database with BMCH holdings 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 RMR Group Inc(NASDAQ:RMR), GasLog Ltd (NYSE:GLOG), and Atkore International Group Inc(NYSE:ATKR) to gather more data points.
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How have hedgies been trading BMC Stock Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BMCH)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a gain of 25% from the second quarter of 2016. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards BMCH over the last 5 quarters. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, MFP Investors, led by Michael Price, holds the largest position in BMC Stock Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:BMCH). MFP Investors has a $60.6 million position in the stock, comprising 8.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Odey Asset Management Group, led by Crispin Odey, holding a $43.6 million position; 3.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers that hold long positions contain Richard S. Meisenberg’s ACK Asset Management, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw and Marc Lisker, Glenn Fuhrman and John Phelan’s MSDC Management. We should note that MFP 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.