Many investors, including Carl Icahn or Stan Druckenmiller, have been saying for a while now that the current market is overvalued due to a low interest rate environment that leads to companies swapping their equity for debt and focusing mostly on short-term performance such as beating the quarterly earnings estimates. In the third quarter, many investors lost money due to unpredictable events such as the concerns over Valeant’s drug pricing policy that led to an overall drop among pharma stocks. Nevertheless, many of the stocks that tanked in the third quarter still sport strong fundamentals and their decline was more related to the general market sentiment rather than their individual performance and hedge funds kept their bullish stance. In this article we will find out how hedge fund sentiment to Travelport Worldwide Ltd (NYSE:TVPT) changed recently.
Travelport Worldwide Ltd (NYSE:TVPT) investors should be aware of a decrease in hedge fund interest of late. TVPT was in 21 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 23 hedge funds in our database with TVPT positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare TVPT to other stocks, including Wageworks Inc (NYSE:WAGE), Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF), and Gentherm Inc (NASDAQ:THRM) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to take a gander at the new action regarding Travelport Worldwide Ltd (NYSE:TVPT).
What have hedge funds been doing with Travelport Worldwide Ltd (NYSE:TVPT)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 21 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 9% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, John M. Angelo and Michael L. Gordon’s Angelo Gordon & Co has the most valuable position in Travelport Worldwide Ltd (NYSE:TVPT), worth close to $201.4 million, corresponding to 14.8% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Christopher Pucillo of Solus Alternative Asset Management, with a $91.2 million position; 13.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers with similar optimism consist of Kevin Michael Ulrich and Anthony Davis’s Anchorage Advisors, Geoffrey Raynor’s Q Investments (Specter Holdings) and Parag Vora’s HG Vora Capital Management.