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Is Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM) an outstanding stock to buy now? Hedge funds are taking an optimistic view. The number of long hedge fund positions grew by 1 lately. There were 16 hedge funds in our database with OZM holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare OZM to other stocks including DiamondRock Hospitality Company (NYSE:DRH), Community Bank System, Inc. (NYSE:CBU), and ICU Medical, Incorporated (NASDAQ:ICUI) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to take a look at the recent action regarding Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM).
Hedge fund activity in Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM)
At Q3’s end, a total of 17 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, up 6% from one quarter earlier. By comparison, 15 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in OZM heading into this year. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, David Abrams’s Abrams Capital Management has the number one position in Och-Ziff Capital Management Group LLC (NYSE:OZM), worth close to $74 million, amounting to 3.7% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Blue Ridge Capital, led by John Griffin, which holds a $38.4 million position; 0.5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other professional money managers that are bullish include Crispin Odey’s Odey Asset Management Group, Thomas Ellis and Todd Hammer’s North Run Capital and Brian Gaines’s Springhouse 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.