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Is Dollar Tree, Inc. (DLTR) a Good Stock To Buy?

We at Insider Monkey have gone over 742 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article, we will look at what those funds think of Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) based on that data.

Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR) has experienced a slight decrease in hedge fund sentiment in recent months. At the end of September, Dollar Tree was included in the equity portfolios of 63 funds in our database, down from 64 funds a quarter earlier. At the end of this article we will also compare DLTR to other stocks including St. Jude Medical, Inc. (NYSE:STJ), Discover Financial Services (NYSE:DFS), and Corning Incorporated (NYSE:GLW) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to review the fresh action encompassing Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR).

What does the smart money think about Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR)?

As stated earlier, heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, 63 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, down by 2% over the quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Lone Pine Capital, managed by Stephen Mandel, holds the most valuable position in Dollar Tree, Inc. (NASDAQ:DLTR). Lone Pine Capital has a $1.22 billion position in the stock, comprising 5.4% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Charles Akre’s Akre Capital Management, which disclosed a $330.4 million position; 6.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers that hold long positions contain Panayotis Takis Sparaggis’s Alkeon Capital Management, and Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management.

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