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Hi-Crush Partners LP (HCLP): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

At Insider Monkey, we track the activity of some of the best-performing hedge funds like Appaloosa Management, Baupost, and Third Point because we determined that some of the stocks that they are collectively bullish on can help us generate returns above the broader indices. Out of thousands of stocks that hedge funds invest in, small-caps can provide the best returns over the long term due to the fact that these companies are less efficiently priced and are usually under the radars of mass-media, analysts and dumb money. This is why we follow the smart money moves in the small-cap space.

Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP) has seen an increase in hedge fund interest lately. At the end of this article, we will also compare Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP) to other stocks, including Pacific Ethanol Inc (NASDAQ:PEIX), KemPharm Inc (NASDAQ:KMPH), and NeoPhotonics Corp (NYSE:NPTN) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a gander at the fresh action encompassing Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP).

What have hedge funds been doing with Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 22% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Prescott Group Capital Management, managed by Phil Frohlich, holds the biggest position in Hi-Crush Partners LP (NYSE:HCLP). Prescott Group Capital Management has a $3.8 million position in the stock, comprising 0.9% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Renaissance Technologies, with a $3.2 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining professional money managers that hold long positions comprise William C. Martin’s Raging Capital Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Bernard Selz’s Selz Capital.

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