The government requires hedge funds and wealthy investors with a certain portfolio size to file a report that shows their long equity positions at the end of every quarter. Even though it isn’t their purpose, these filings level the playing field for ordinary investors. The latest round of 13F filings discloses the funds’ positions as of September 30. We at Insider Monkey have made an extensive database of more than 700 of those elite funds and prominent investors’ filings. In this article, we analyze how these investors traded Cosi Inc (NASDAQ:COSI) in the third quarter.
Cosi Inc (NASDAQ:COSI) was in 4 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. Cosi Inc (NASDAQ:COSI) investors should be aware of a lack of growth in the support for the stock from the world’s most elite money managers of late. There were 4 hedge funds in our database with Cosi Inc (NASDAQ:COSI) positions 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 CHC Group Ltd (NYSE:HELI), Eleven Biotherapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:EBIO), and Zosano Pharma Corp (NASDAQ:ZSAN) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to check out the key action regarding Cosi Inc (NASDAQ:COSI).
Hedge fund activity in Cosi Inc (NASDAQ:COSI)
Heading into Q4, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, flat over the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Jeff Buick’s Trishield Capital Management has the biggest position in Cosi Inc (NASDAQ:COSI), worth close to $4.5 million, accounting for 5% of its total 13F portfolio. The second-largest stake is held by Scopus Asset Management, led by Alexander Mitchell, holding a $0.5 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. The remaining peers that hold long positions comprise Thomas E. Claugus’ GMT Capital and Michael Zimmerman’s Prentice Capital Management.