The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL).
NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL) investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund sentiment of late. NGL was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 5 hedge funds in our database with NGL holdings at the end of the second quarter. 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 NetGear, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), Marriott Vacations Worldwide Corp (NYSE:VAC), and Planet Fitness Inc (NYSE:PLNT) to gather more data points.
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How are hedge funds trading NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a 20% increase from the previous quarter. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish positions in NGL over the last 5 quarters, which has fluctuated with each new quarter. So, let’s review which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management has the number one position in NGL Energy Partners LP (NYSE:NGL), worth close to $5.7 million. The second largest stake is held by Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, with a $3.2 million position. Remaining professional money managers that are bullish comprise James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management and George Hall’s Clinton Group. 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-micro-cap stocks.