Should You Avoid Atlantic Power Corp (AT)?

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Legendary investors such as Leon Cooperman and Seth Klarman earn enormous amounts of money for themselves and their investors by doing in-depth research on small-cap stocks that big brokerage houses don’t publish. Small cap stocks -especially when they are screened well- can generate substantial outperformance versus a boring index fund. That’s why we analyze the activity of those elite funds in these small-cap stocks. In the following paragraphs, we analyze Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE:AT) from the perspective of those elite funds.

Atlantic Power Corp shareholders have had a disappointing year so far, with the stock 30% in the red year-to-date. Moreover, the stock has witnessed a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. 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 KMG Chemicals, Inc. (NYSE:KMG), Nutraceutical Int’l Corp. (NASDAQ:NUTR), and Fidus Investment Corp (NASDAQ:FDUS) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s go over the fresh action regarding Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE:AT).

What does the smart money think about Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE:AT)?

At the Q3’s end, a total of 12 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 8% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, 12 West Capital Management, managed by Joel Ramin, holds the number one position in Atlantic Power Corp (NYSE:AT). 12 West Capital Management has a $13.6 million position in the stock, comprising 2% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Nathaniel August’s Mangrove Partners, with a $11.5 million position; the fund has 2.6% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions include David M. Markowitz’s Oskie Capital Management, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw and George Hall’s Clinton Group.

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