Is Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP) the right investment to pursue these days? Investors who are in the know are becoming more confident. The number of bullish hedge fund positions advanced by 4 in recent months.
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With these “truths” under our belt, it’s important to take a gander at the key action regarding Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP).
What have hedge funds been doing with Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP)?
In preparation for this year, a total of 19 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 27% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes significantly.
When looking at the hedgies we track, Bain Capital’s Brookside Capital had the most valuable position in Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP), worth close to $128 million, accounting for 2.9% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Generation Investment Management, managed by David Blood and Al Gore, which held a $104 million position; 7.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers that hold long positions include John Thaler’s JAT Capital Management, J Kevin Kenny Jr’s Emerging Sovereign Group and Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management.
As aggregate interest increased, specific money managers were leading the bulls’ herd. Emerging Sovereign Group, managed by J Kevin Kenny Jr, created the largest position in Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP). Emerging Sovereign Group had 70 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management also initiated a $50 million position during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Andreas Halvorsen’s Viking Global, Larry Robbins’s Glenview Capital, and Christopher MedlockáJames’s Partner Fund Management.
Insider trading activity in Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP)
Insider purchases made by high-level executives is particularly usable when the company in question has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest 180-day time period, Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
With the results demonstrated by the aforementioned tactics, everyday investors should always keep an eye on hedge fund and insider trading activity, and Ctrip.com International, Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CTRP) is an important part of this process.
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