The SEC requires hedge funds and wealthy investors with over a certain portfolio size to file a report that shows their positions at the end of every quarter. Even though it isn’t the intention, these filings level the playing field for ordinary investors. The latest round of 13F filings discloses the funds’ positions on September 30. We at Insider Monkey have compiled an extensive database of more than 700 of those elite funds and prominent investors’ filings. In this article, we analyze how these elite funds and prominent investors traded Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) based on those filings.
Overall, Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. The hedge fund sentiment was unchanged and the stock was included in the equity portfolios of 33 funds tracked by us at the end of September. However, 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 News Corp (NASDAQ:NWSA), AerCap Holdings N.V. (NYSE:AER), and American Capital Agency Corp. (NASDAQ:AGNC) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to view the key action regarding Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ).
How are hedge funds trading Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ)?
As mentioned previously, a total of 33 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on Domino’s Pizza at the end of September, unchanged over the quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Fisher Asset Management, led by Ken Fisher, holds the biggest position in Domino’s Pizza, Inc. (NYSE:DPZ). Fisher Asset Management has a $224.8 million position in the stock, comprising 0.4% of its 13F portfolio. On Fisher Asset Management’s heels is Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, which holds a $216.3 million position; 0.4% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism consist of Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP, Gabriel Plotkin’s Melvin Capital Management, and Richard Chilton’s Chilton Investment Company.