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Gener8 Maritime Inc (NYSE:GNRT) has seen a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. GNRT was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 17 hedge funds in our database with GNRT positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare GNRT to other stocks including PROS Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:PRO), Tredegar Corporation (NYSE:TG), and Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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How are hedge funds trading Gener8 Maritime Inc (NYSE:GNRT)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a fall of 6% from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 18 hedge funds with a bullish position in GNRT at the beginning of this year. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Oaktree Capital Management, led by Howard Marks, holds the number one position in Gener8 Maritime Inc (NYSE:GNRT). Oaktree Capital Management has a $66.8 million position in the stock. The second most bullish fund manager is Blue Mountain Capital, led by Andrew Feldstein and Stephen Siderow, holding a $40.2 million position. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions comprise Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital, Michael Weinstock’s Monarch Alternative Capital and Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management. 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.