Should You Buy Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (BBRG)?

A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG).

Hedge fund interest in Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. At the end of this article we will also compare BBRG to other stocks, including VIVUS, Inc. (NASDAQ:VVUS), Marchex, Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHX), and Ballard Power Systems Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:BLDP) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the fresh action surrounding Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG).

What have hedge funds been doing with Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, unchanged from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, George McCabe’s Portolan Capital Management has the largest position in Bravo Brio Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:BBRG), worth close to $4.4 million, comprising 0.6% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Lafitte Capital Management, led by Bryant Regan, holding a $1.8 million position; 1.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other professional money managers that are bullish include Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.