Is Isle of Capri Casinos (ISLE) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

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A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ:ISLE).

Hedge fund interest in Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ:ISLE) shares was flat during the last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. 22 hedge funds that we track owned the stock on September 30, same as on June 30. At the end of this article we will also compare ISLE to other stocks including Alamo Group, Inc. (NYSE:ALG), CenterState Banks Inc (NASDAQ:CSFL), and Hersha Hospitality Trust (NYSE:HT) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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How are hedge funds trading Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ:ISLE)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, unchanged from the previous quarter. After some volatility at the beginning of the year, trading in the company’s shares by hedge funds has been stable. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).


When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, PAR Capital Management, managed by Paul Reeder and Edward Shapiro, holds the biggest position in Isle of Capri Casinos (NASDAQ:ISLE). PAR Capital Management has an $83.4 million position in the stock, comprising 1.2% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $40.1 million position. Some other peers with similar optimism encompass Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser’s Magnetar Capital, Matthew Halbower’s Pentwater Capital Management and Bryant Regan’s Lafitte Capital Management.

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