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 Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:ACBI).
Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:ACBI) shares didn’t see a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 8 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. At the end of this article we will also compare ACBI to other stocks including Regenxbio Inc (NASDAQ:RGNX), U.S. Lime & Minerals Inc. (NASDAQ:USLM), and Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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How are hedge funds trading Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:ACBI)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, unchanged from the second quarter of 2016. By comparison, 8 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in ACBI heading into this year. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Michael Price’s MFP Investors has the number one position in Atlantic Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:ACBI), worth close to $14.3 million, corresponding to 1.9% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Joshua Nash of Ulysses Management holding a $14.1 million position; 1.6% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish contain Mark Lee’s Forest Hill Capital, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, and John D. Gillespie’s Prospector Partners. We should note that two of these hedge funds (MFP Investors and Ulysses Management) 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.