Is Ellie Mae Inc (ELLI) A Good Stock To Buy?

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The worries about the election and the ongoing uncertainty about the path of interest-rate increases have been keeping investors on the sidelines. Of course, most hedge funds and other asset managers have been underperforming main stock market indices since the middle of 2015. Interestingly though, smaller-cap stocks registered their best performance relative to the large-capitalization stocks since the end of the June quarter, suggesting that this may be the best time to take a cue from their stock picks. In fact, the Russell 2000 Index gained more than 15% since the beginning of the third quarter, while the Standard and Poor’s 500 benchmark returned less than 6%. This article will lay out and discuss the hedge fund and institutional investor sentiment towards Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI).

Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI) has experienced a decrease in hedge fund sentiment recently. At the end of this article we will also compare ELLI to other stocks including Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC), Inovalon Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:INOV), and CoreSite Realty Corp (NYSE:COR) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s review the recent action regarding Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI).

Hedge fund activity in Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI)

At Q3’s end, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a drop of 8% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).


Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Alex Sacerdote’s Whale Rock Capital Management has the number one position in Ellie Mae Inc (NYSE:ELLI), worth close to $90.4 million and amounting to 5.8% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Park West Asset Management, managed by Peter S. Park, which holds a $42 million position; the fund has 3.8% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money that are bullish encompass Edmond M. Safra’s EMS Capital, Eduardo Costa’s Calixto Global Investors and Ed Bosek’s BeaconLight Capital.

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