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Should You Avoid EverBank Financial Corp (EVER)?

Hedge funds and other investment firms run by legendary investors like Israel Englander and Ray Dalio are entrusted to manage billions of dollars of accredited investors’ money because they are without peer in the resources they use to identify the best investments for their chosen investment horizon. Moreover, they are more willing to invest a greater amount of their resources in small-cap stocks than big brokerage houses, and this is often where they generate their outperformance, which is why we pay particular attention to their best ideas in this space.

EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER) has seen a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER) was in 8 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER) holdings at the end of the previous quarter. On the other hand, the trading environment surrounding the financial company was somewhat stable, with its stock losing only 1.78% during the quarter. We will find out more about the hedge fund behavior by studying the hedge funds that had positions in EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER) at the end of the quarter.

Another option to understand hedge fund sentiment is to uncover their response towards stocks with a similar market cap. At the end of this article, we will also compare EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER) to other stocks including KBR, Inc. (NYSE:KBR), Dycom Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DY), and Texas Capital Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:TCBI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s view the new action surrounding EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER).

How have hedgies been trading EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER)?

At the end of Q3, a total of 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a drop of 11% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Sageview Capital, managed by Edward Gilhuly and Scott Stuart, holds the number one position in EverBank Financial Corp (NYSE:EVER). Sageview Capital has a $199 million position in the stock, comprising 75.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Renaissance Technologies, holding a $11.9 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism encompass D E Shaw, Peter Muller’s PDT Partners, and Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management.

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