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Comstock Resources Inc (NYSE:CRK) was in 8 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. CRK investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund sentiment lately. There were 2 hedge funds in our database with CRK holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare CRK to other stocks including Oncobiologics Inc (NASDAQ:ONS), magicJack VocalTec Ltd (NASDAQ:CALL), and Ashford Inc (NYSEMKT:AINC) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Hedge fund activity in Comstock Resources Inc (NYSE:CRK)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, up by 300% from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards CRK over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s review which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital holds the largest position in Comstock Resources Inc (NYSE:CRK). Avenue Capital has a $8.7 million position in the stock, comprising 1.8% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Jon Bauer’s Contrarian Capital which holds a $7.3 million position; 3.4% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism consist of William Michaelcheck’s Mariner Investment Group and Doug Silverman and Alexander Klabin’s Senator Investment Group. 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.