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Is Oriental Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:OFG) a worthy investment right now? The smart money is altogether taking a bullish view. The number of bullish hedge fund investments improved by 3 lately. There were 8 hedge funds in our database with OFG holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare OFG to other stocks including OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR), QAD Inc. (NASDAQ:QADA), and Myokardia Inc (NASDAQ:MYOK) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s take a gander at the latest action regarding Oriental Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:OFG).
What have hedge funds been doing with Oriental Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:OFG)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 38% from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 11 hedge funds with a bullish position in OFG at the beginning of this year. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Carlson Capital, led by Clint Carlson, holds the most valuable position in Oriental Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:OFG). Carlson Capital has a $15.2 million position in the stock, comprising 0.2% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Tegean Capital Management, led by Thomas G. Maheras, holding a $3.5 million position; 3.9% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other professional money managers with similar optimism encompass Bernard Horn’s Polaris Capital Management, Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management and Millennium Management, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. 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.