Is Roper Technologies Inc (ROP) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article, we look at what those funds think of Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) based on that data.

Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP) was in 28 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. ROP has seen an increase in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. There were 25 hedge funds in our database with ROP holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare ROP to other stocks, including Amphenol Corporation (NYSE:APH), Campbell Soup Company (NYSE:CPB), and NetEase, Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:NTES) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a glance at the key action regarding Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP).

How have hedgies been trading Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 28 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 12% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Dan Loeb’s Third Point has the most valuable position in Roper Technologies Inc (NYSE:ROP), worth close to $250.7 million, accounting for 2.4% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Akre Capital Management, managed by Charles Akre, which holds a $211.4 million position; the fund has 4.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions consist of Ian Simm’s Impax Asset Management, Charles Clough’s Clough Capital Partners and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.