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Hedge fund interest in Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP) shares was flat during the third quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. 7 hedge funds that we track owned the stock on September 30, same as on June 30. At the end of this article we will also compare SDLP to other stocks including American Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSWA), Enova International Inc (NYSE:ENVA), and Monster Worldwide, Inc. (NYSE:MWW) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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What does the smart money think about Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, unchanged from the second quarter of 2016. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish positions in SDLP over the last 5 quarters, which has remained within a narrow range. So, let’s find out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Joshua Packwood and Schuster Tanger’s Radix Partners has the most valuable position in Seadrill Partners LLC (NYSE:SDLP), worth close to $0.4 million. The second most bullish fund manager is Gotham Asset Management, led by Joel Greenblatt, which holds a $0.3 million position. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions contain Daniel S. Och’s OZ Management, Millennium Management, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, and David Costen Haley’s HBK Investments. 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.