Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (FGP)

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Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 4 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. At the end of this article we will also compare FGP to other stocks including Mellanox Technologies, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MLNX), Eastgroup Properties Inc (NYSE:EGP), and Heartland Express, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTLD) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a glance at the key action surrounding Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP).

What does the smart money think about Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 0% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies has the number one position in Ferrellgas Partners, L.P. (NYSE:FGP), worth close to $5.8 million, comprising less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’s heels is Matthew Hulsizer of PEAK6 Capital Management, with a $2.1 million call position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock.

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