Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins SA (ADR) (IRS): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

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Legendary investors such as Leon Cooperman and Seth Klarman earn enormous amounts of money for themselves and their investors by doing in-depth research on small-cap stocks that big brokerage houses don’t publish. Small cap stocks -especially when they are screened well- can generate substantial outperformance versus a boring index fund. That’s why we analyze the activity of those successful funds in these small-cap stocks. In the following paragraphs, we analyze Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins SA (ADR) (NYSE:IRS) from the perspective of those successful funds.

Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins SA (ADR) (NYSE:IRS) has experienced a decrease in support from the world’s most successful money managers in recent months. There were 12 hedge funds in our database with IRS positions at the end of September. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG), McEwen Mining Inc (NYSE:MUX), and NuStar GP Holdings, LLC (NYSE:NSH) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s view the key action regarding Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins SA (ADR) (NYSE:IRS).

What have hedge funds been doing with Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins SA (ADR) (NYSE:IRS)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 12 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, down by one from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 12 hedge funds with a bullish position in IRS 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.

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, FinePoint Capital, led by Herb Wagner, holds the largest position in Irsa Inversiones y Rprsntcins SA (ADR) (NYSE:IRS). FinePoint Capital has a $21.8 million position in the stock, comprising 9.7% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Serengeti Asset Management, led by Jody LaNasa, holding a $19 million position; the fund has 4.8% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions contain Michael Barnes and Arif Inayatullah’s Tricadia Capital Management, Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, and Ari Zweiman’s 683 Capital Partners. We should note that 683 Capital Partners is 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.

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