The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY).
Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY) investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund interest recently. PRTY was in 9 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 7 hedge funds in our database with PRTY positions at the end of June. At the end of this article we will also compare PRTY to other stocks including Synaptics, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYNA), LTC Properties Inc (NYSE:LTC), and HubSpot Inc (NYSE:HUBS) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Hedge fund activity in Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a jump of 29% from the second quarter of 2016, which followed a steep fall in Q2, as hedge fund ownership of the stock has been volatile. By comparison, 8 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in PRTY heading into this year. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Rob Citrone’s Discovery Capital Management has the biggest position in Party City Holdco Inc (NYSE:PRTY), worth close to $22.3 million. Coming in second is Welch Capital Partners, led by Leighton Welch, holding an $8.4 million position; 2.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism consist of D E Shaw, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world, Mark Coe’s Coe Capital Management, and Michael Platt and William Reeves’ BlueCrest Capital Mgmt.. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds, which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-micro-cap stocks.