Our extensive research has shown that imitating the smart money can generate significant returns for retail investors, which is why we track more than 700 prominent money managers and analyze their quarterly 13F filings. The stocks that are heavily bought by hedge funds historically outperformed the market, though there is no shortage of high profile gigantic failures like hedge funds’ recent losses in Valeant. Let’s take a closer look at what the funds we track think about San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT) in this article.
San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT) investors should pay attention to a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money recently. SJT was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with SJT holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare SJT to other stocks including MainSource Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:MSFG), CNinsure Inc. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CISG), and China Cord Blood Corp (NYSE:CO) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to take a peek at the recent action encompassing San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT).
What have hedge funds been doing with San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -22% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the number one position in San Juan Basin Royalty Trust (NYSE:SJT), worth close to $6.1 million, amounting to less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Ken Griffin of Citadel Investment Group, with an $0.7 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism contain Michael Price’s MFP Investors, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.