Here is What Hedge Funds Think About Memorial Resource Development Corp (MRD)

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We can judge whether Memorial Resource Development Corp (NASDAQ:MRD) is a good investment right now by following the lead of some of the best investors in the world and piggybacking their ideas. There’s no better way to get these firms’ immense resources and analytical capabilities working for us than to follow their lead into their best ideas. While not all of these picks will be winners, research shows that these picks historically outperformed the market when we factor in known risk factors.

Is Memorial Resource Development Corp (NASDAQ:MRD) worth your attention right now? The best stock pickers are betting on the stock. The number of long hedge fund positions went up by 3 in recent months. 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 Graham Holdings Co (NYSE:GHC), VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR), and SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the latest action encompassing Memorial Resource Development Corp (NASDAQ:MRD).

What does the smart money think about Memorial Resource Development Corp (NASDAQ:MRD)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 30 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 11% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management has the biggest position in Memorial Resource Development Corp (NASDAQ:MRD), worth close to $122.8 million, accounting for 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. On Millennium Management’s heels is Ken Griffin of Citadel Investment Group, with a $111.6 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish consist of Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management, John Burbank’s Passport Capital, and Stuart J. Zimmer’s Zimmer Partners.

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