Parkway Properties Inc (PKY): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

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While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by uncertainty regarding the future of the interest rate environment in the US, the low commodity prices and the economic turmoil in China, many smart money investors are keeping their optimism regarding the current bull run, while still hedging many of their long positions. However, as we know, big investors usually buy stocks with strong fundamentals, which is why we believe we can profit from imitating them. In this article, we are going to take a look at the smart money sentiment surrounding Parkway Properties Inc (NYSE:PKY).

Parkway Properties Inc (NYSE:PKY) was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. PKY investors should pay attention to a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with PKY holdings at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Media General, Inc. (NYSE:MEG), MKS Instruments, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKSI), and Lexmark International Inc (NYSE:LXK) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to go over the latest action surrounding Parkway Properties Inc (NYSE:PKY).

How are hedge funds trading Parkway Properties Inc (NYSE:PKY)?

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 one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management has the biggest position in Parkway Properties Inc (NYSE:PKY), worth close to $21.6 million, corresponding to less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Millennium Management’s heels is Balyasny Asset Management, managed by Dmitry Balyasny, which holds a $11.5 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers that are bullish comprise Millennium Management Subsidiary’s Decade Capital Management, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and J. Alan Reid, Jr.’s Forward Management.

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