Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP) was in 23 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. RHP investors should pay attention to an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers lately. There were 1 hedge funds in our database with RHP positions at the end of the previous quarter.
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With these “truths” under our belt, it’s important to take a glance at the latest action regarding Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP).
How have hedgies been trading Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP)?
At the end of the fourth quarter, a total of 23 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 2200% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially.
When looking at the hedgies we track, GAMCO Investors, managed by Mario Gabelli, holds the most valuable position in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP). GAMCO Investors has a $193 million position in the stock, comprising 1.4% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Paulson & Co, managed by John Paulson, which held a $165 million position; the fund has 1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers that are bullish include Barry Rosenstein’s JANA Partners, Richard McGuire’s Marcato Capital Management and Patrick McCormack’s Tiger Consumer Management.
As one would reasonably expect, specific money managers were leading the bulls’ herd. GAMCO Investors, managed by Mario Gabelli, initiated the most outsized position in Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP). GAMCO Investors had 193 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. John Paulson’s Paulson & Co also made a $165 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new RHP investors: Barry Rosenstein’s JANA Partners, Richard McGuire’s Marcato Capital Management, and Patrick McCormack’s Tiger Consumer Management.
How are insiders trading Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is most useful when the company in question has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the last 180-day time frame, Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and 5 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
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