Should You Avoid MakeMyTrip Limited (MMYT)?

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MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ:MMYT) was in 12 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. MMYT investors should pay attention to a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money lately. There were 13 hedge funds in our database with MMYT holdings at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Select Comfort Corp. (NASDAQ:SCSS), Mercury Systems Inc (NASDAQ:MRCY), and Luminex Corporation (NASDAQ:LMNX) to gather more data points.

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Hedge fund activity in MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ:MMYT)

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 12 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, down by 8% from one quarter earlier. By comparison, 11 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in MMYT heading into this year. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Daniel Gold’s QVT Financial has the largest position in MakeMyTrip Limited (NASDAQ:MMYT), worth close to $39.6 million, accounting for 1.5% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is GMT Capital, led by Thomas E. Claugus, which holds a $33.3 million position. Remaining members of the smart money that are bullish encompass Shashin Shah’s Think Investments, Michael Pausic’s Foxhaven Asset Management and George Soros’ Soros Fund Management. We should note that two of these hedge funds (Think Investments and Soros Fund Management) are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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