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Boulevard Acquisition Corp II (NASDAQ:BLVD) shares didn’t see a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 11 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. At the end of this article we will also compare BLVD to other stocks including Catchmark Timber Trust Inc (NYSE:CTT), NewStar Financial Inc (NASDAQ:NEWS), and Everbridge Inc (NASDAQ:EVBG) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the latest action surrounding Boulevard Acquisition Corp II (NASDAQ:BLVD).
What does the smart money think about Boulevard Acquisition Corp II (NASDAQ:BLVD)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 0% from the previous quarter. On the other hand, there were a total of 8 hedge funds with a bullish position in BLVD at the beginning of this year. So, let’s check out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Arrowgrass Capital Partners, led by Nick Niell, holds the most valuable position in Boulevard Acquisition Corp II (NASDAQ:BLVD). Arrowgrass Capital Partners has a $20.4 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. On Arrowgrass Capital Partners’s heels is Anand Parekh of Alyeska Investment Group, with a $18.6 million position; the fund has 0.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other professional money managers with similar optimism include Jeffrey Tannenbaum’s Fir Tree, Andrew Weiss’s Weiss Asset Management and Neil Chriss’s Hutchin Hill Capital. 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.