Is Capital Senior Living Corporation (CSU) A Good Stock To Buy?

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Hedge fund interest in Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. 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 ePlus Inc. (NASDAQ:PLUS), 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS), and Avianca Holdings SA (ADR) (NYSE:AVH) to gather more data points.

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Now, let’s take a gander at the new action regarding Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU).

How are hedge funds trading Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 0% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Paul J. Isaac’s Arbiter Partners Capital Management has the biggest position in Capital Senior Living Corporation (NYSE:CSU), worth close to $46.9 million, accounting for 4.6% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, which holds a $15.3 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other members of the smart money that are bullish contain Richard S. Meisenberg’s ACK Asset Management, Mitch Cantor’s Mountain Lake Investment Management, and Joseph Edelman’s Perceptive Advisors.

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