Is Oasis Midstream Partners LP (OMP) A Good Stock To Buy?

We at Insider Monkey have gone over 821 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of March 31st, near the height of the coronavirus market crash. In this article, we look at what those funds think of Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:OMP) based on that data.

Is Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:OMP) a buy right now? Money managers are in a bearish mood. The number of long hedge fund bets retreated by 1 lately. Our calculations also showed that OMP isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q1 rankings and see the video for a quick look at the top 5 stocks). OMP was in 3 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of March. There were 4 hedge funds in our database with OMP positions at the end of the previous quarter.

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Paul Marshall Marshall Wace

Paul Marshall of Marshall Wace

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How are hedge funds trading Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:OMP)?

Heading into the second quarter of 2020, a total of 3 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -25% from the previous quarter. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in OMP over the last 18 quarters. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were adding to their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

Is OMP A Good Stock To Buy?

More specifically, Marshall Wace LLP was the largest shareholder of Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:OMP), with a stake worth $1.4 million reported as of the end of September. Trailing Marshall Wace LLP was Arrowstreet Capital, which amassed a stake valued at $1.4 million. Citadel Investment Group was also very fond of the stock, becoming one of the largest hedge fund holders of the company. In terms of the portfolio weights assigned to each position EJF Capital allocated the biggest weight to Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:OMP), around 0.02% of its 13F portfolio. Marshall Wace LLP is also relatively very bullish on the stock, earmarking 0.01 percent of its 13F equity portfolio to OMP.

We view hedge fund activity in the stock unfavorable, but in this case there was only a single hedge fund selling its entire position: Voss Capital. One hedge fund selling its entire position doesn’t always imply a bearish intent. Theoretically a hedge fund may decide to sell a promising position in order to invest the proceeds in a more promising idea. However, we don’t think this is the case in this case because none of the 750+ hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey identified OMP as a viable investment and initiated a position in the stock.

Let’s go over hedge fund activity in other stocks similar to Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:OMP). These stocks are Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCP), Fossil Group Inc (NASDAQ:FOSL), and Smith Micro Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:SMSI). This group of stocks’ market caps are closest to OMP’s market cap.

Ticker No of HFs with positions Total Value of HF Positions (x1000) Change in HF Position
IMMR 11 64426 -3
BBCP 8 34588 2
FOSL 9 21846 -5
SMSI 9 4953 1
Average 9.25 31453 -1.25

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As you can see these stocks had an average of 9.25 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $31 million. That figure was $3 million in OMP’s case. Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Concrete Pumping Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBCP) is the least popular one with only 8 bullish hedge fund positions. Compared to these stocks Oasis Midstream Partners LP (NYSE:OMP) is even less popular than BBCP. Hedge funds clearly dropped the ball on OMP as the stock delivered strong returns, though hedge funds’ consensus picks still generated respectable returns. Our calculations showed that top 10 most popular stocks among hedge funds returned 41.4% in 2019 and outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 10.1 percentage points. These stocks gained 7.9% in 2020 through May 22nd and still beat the market by 15.6 percentage points. A small number of hedge funds were also right about betting on OMP as the stock returned 90.7% so far in the second quarter and outperformed the market by an even larger margin.

Disclosure: None. This article was originally published at Insider Monkey.