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Is Era Group Inc (NYSE:ERA) undervalued? Prominent investors are altogether reducing their bets on the stock. The number of long hedge fund bets that are revealed through the 13F filings retreated by 2 lately. In this way, there were 7 hedge funds in our database with ERA positions at the end of the third quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare ERA to other stocks including Century Casinos, Inc. (NASDAQ:CNTY), Mediwound Ltd (NASDAQ:MDWD), and PFSweb, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFSW) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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How have hedgies been trading Era Group Inc (NYSE:ERA)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, down by 22% from one quarter earlier. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in ERA over the last 5 quarters. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management has the most valuable position in Era Group Inc (NYSE:ERA), worth close to $12.8 million. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Chuck Royce of Royce & Associates, with a $9.8 million position. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish include Paul Orlin and Alex Porter’s Amici Capital, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world, and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors. We should note that none of these hedge funds are 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.