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Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO) shares didn’t see a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Sun Hydraulics Corporation (NASDAQ:SNHY), Solar Capital Ltd. (NASDAQ:SLRC), and Apollo Group Inc (NASDAQ:APOL) to gather more data points.
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Now, let’s take a look at the fresh action surrounding Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO).
How have hedgies been trading Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 0% from the second quarter of 2016. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards TOO over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s check out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser’s Magnetar Capital has the biggest position in Teekay Offshore Partners L.P. (NYSE:TOO), worth close to $103.7 million, corresponding to 1.6% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Jonathan Barrett and Paul Segal of Luminus Management which holds a $5.6 million position. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions consist of Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies which is one of the largest hedge funds in the world. We should note that Luminus Management is 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.