The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR).
Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR) shares didn’t see a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016, same as at the end of the second quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare SBR to other stocks including MDC Partners Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:MDCA), Lumber Liquidators Holdings Inc (NYSE:LL), and PennantPark Investment Corp. (NASDAQ:PNNT) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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What does the smart money think about Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, unchanged from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards SBR over the last 5 quarters, which has trended up slightly during that time. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Lucas Capital Management, led by Russell Lucas, holds the number one position in Sabine Royalty Trust (NYSE:SBR). Lucas Capital Management has a $7.4 million position in the stock, comprising 5.7% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Royce & Associates, led by Chuck Royce, holding a $2.2 million position. Other professional money managers that are bullish contain Murray Stahl’s Horizon Asset Management, Renaissance Technologies, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world, and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors. 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-micro-cap stocks.