Should You Avoid Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc (NES)?

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While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by uncertainty regarding the future of the interest rate environment in the US, the low commodity prices and the economic turmoil in China, many smart money investors are keeping their optimism regarding the current bull run, while still hedging many of their long positions. However, as we know, big investors usually buy stocks with strong fundamentals, which is why we believe we can profit from imitating them. In this article, we are going to take a look at the smart money sentiment surrounding Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc (NYSE:NES).

Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc was in 4 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. NES has experienced a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money recently. There were 6 hedge funds in our database with NES positions 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 Penn Virginia Corporation (NYSE:PVA), ImmunoCellular Therapeutics Ltd (NYSEMKT:IMUC), and Rand Logistics, Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) to gather more data points.

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Now, we’re going to check out the key action encompassing Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc (NYSE:NES).

How are hedge funds trading Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc (NYSE:NES)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -33% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of 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, Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management has the most valuable position in Nuverra Environmental Solutions Inc (NYSE:NES), worth close to $2.7 million, accounting for 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Riverloft Capital Management, led by Marc Lehmann, holding a $0.4 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers that are bullish include D E Shaw.

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