How Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (FVE) Stacks Up Against Its Peers

We already know that not all hedge funds are bullish on the stock and some hedge funds actually cashed in their positions entirely. Interestingly, Gregory Fraser, Rudolph Kluiber, and Timothy Krochuk’s GRT Capital Partners cashed in the largest stake of the “upper crust” of funds studied by Insider Monkey, comprising an estimated $0.1 million in stock. Ben Levine, Andrew Manuel and Stefan Renold’s fund, LMR Partners, also sold off its stock valued at about $0.1 million.

Let’s check out hedge fund activity in other stocks – not necessarily in the same industry as Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:FVE) but similarly valued. These stocks are Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EIGR), Hugoton Royalty Trust (NYSE:HGT), Catabasis Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CATB), and First South Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSBK). This group of stocks’ market caps match FVE’s market cap.

Ticker No of HFs with positions Total Value of HF Positions (x1000) Change in HF Position
EIGR 5 14312 0
HGT 5 1572 1
CATB 5 18053 5
FSBK 3 6720 0

As you can see these stocks had an average of 5 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $10 million. That figure was $15 million in FVE’s case. Eiger Biopharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:EIGR) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand First South Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSBK) is the least popular one with only 3 bullish hedge fund positions. Compared to these stocks Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (NASDAQ:FVE) is more popular among hedge funds. Considering that hedge funds are fond of this stock in relation to its market cap peers, it may be a good idea to analyze it in detail and potentially include it in your portfolio.

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