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Is New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT) a healthy stock for your portfolio? The smart money is getting more bullish. The number of long hedge fund positions went up by 1 lately. At the end of this article we will also compare NYT to other stocks including Parkway Properties Inc (NYSE:PKY), Nektar Therapeutics (NASDAQ:NKTR), and Commercial Metals Company (NYSE:CMC) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s take a look at the recent action encompassing New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT).
How have hedgies been trading New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 23 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, up 5% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, JHL Capital Group, managed by James H. Litinsky, holds the largest position in New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $111.7 million position in the stock, comprising 7.3% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Irving Kahn of Kahn Brothers, with a $44.7 million position; 8.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism consist of Daniel Gold’s QVT Financial, Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management and Parag Vora’s HG Vora Capital Management.