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Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC) investors should be aware of a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers of late, as hedge fund ownership slipped by 1. At the end of this article we will also compare EVC to other stocks including 1-800-FLOWERS.COM, Inc. (NASDAQ:FLWS), Qiwi PLC (NASDAQ:QIWI), and Rayonier Advanced Materials Inc (NYSE:RYAM) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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How are hedge funds trading Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 21 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a 5% dip from one quarter earlier. After a volatile couple of quarters in terms of hedge fund ownership, the stock appears to have settled into a groove. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, West Face Capital, managed by Greg Boland, holds the most valuable position in Entravision Communication (NYSE:EVC). West Face Capital has a $46 million position in the stock, comprising 26.3% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is William C. Martin of Raging Capital Management, with a $14 million position; the fund has 1.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other professional money managers that are bullish include Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, Jeffrey Bronchick’s Cove Street Capital and Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates.