Is Delphi Automotive PLC (DLPH) A Good Stock To Buy?

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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 elite funds in these small-cap stocks. In the following paragraphs, we analyze Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) from the perspective of those elite funds.

Is Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH) a buy here? Money managers are in a bullish mood. The number of long hedge fund bets rose by 1 recently. 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 Dollar General Corp. (NYSE:DG), Baxalta Inc (NYSE:BXLT), and Public Service Enterprise Group Inc. (NYSE:PEG) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s review the recent action surrounding Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH).

Hedge fund activity in Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH)

Heading into Q4, a total of 40 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, inching up by 3% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Senator Investment Group, managed by Doug Silverman and Alexander Klabin, holds the largest position in Delphi Automotive PLC (NYSE:DLPH). The fund reportedly holds a $283.2 million stake in the company, comprising 3.5% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by AQR Capital Management, managed by Cliff Asness, which holds a $167.2 million position; the fund has 0.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money that are bullish comprise Robert Polak’s Anchor Bolt Capital, Ross Margolies’s Stelliam Investment Management and Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management.

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