Hedge fund managers like David Einhorn, Dan Loeb, or Carl Icahn became billionaires through reaping large profits for their investors, which is why piggybacking their stock picks may provide us with significant returns as well. Many hedge funds, like Paul Singer’s Elliott Management, are pretty secretive, but we can still get some insights by analyzing their quarterly 13F filings. One of the most fertile grounds for large abnormal returns is hedge funds’ most popular small-cap picks, which are not so widely followed and often trade at a discount to their intrinsic value. In this article we will check out hedge fund activity in another small-cap stock: Fibria Celulose SA (ADR) (NYSE:FBR).
Fibria Celulose SA (ADR) (NYSE:FBR) investors should be aware of a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds lately. FBR was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with FBR positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare FBR to other stocks including Cypress Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:CY), Transocean LTD (NYSE:RIG), and Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the new action regarding Fibria Celulose SA (ADR) (NYSE:FBR).
What have hedge funds been doing with Fibria Celulose SA (ADR) (NYSE:FBR)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -36% from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards FBR over the last 5 quarters. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world has the largest position in Fibria Celulose SA (ADR) (NYSE:FBR), worth close to $30.1 million, accounting for 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, which holds a $6.7 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism comprise Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, Alexander Mitchell’s Scopus Asset Management and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.