Is Easterly Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:EACQ) a good stock to buy right now? We, at Insider Monkey, like to examine what billionaires and hedge funds think of a company before doing days of research on it. Given their 2 and 20 payment structure, hedge funds have more resources than the average investor. The funds have access to expert networks and get tips from industry insiders. They also have numerous Ivy League graduates and MBAs. Like everyone else, hedge funds perform miserably at times, but their consensus picks have historically outperformed the market after risk adjustments.
Easterly Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:EACQ) has seen an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers in recent months. At the end of this article, we will also compare Easterly Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:EACQ) to other stocks, including Malibu Boats Inc (NASDAQ:MBUU), BioTime, Inc. (NYSEMKT:BTX), and QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s go over the key action encompassing Easterly Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:EACQ).
What does the smart money think about Easterly Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:EACQ)?
At the end of Q3, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Fir Tree holds the largest position in Easterly Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:EACQ). Fir Tree has an $18.5 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Anand Parekh of Alyeska Investment Group, with a $15.4 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other professional money managers that hold long positions contain Louis Bacon’s Moore Global Investments, Nick Niell’s Arrowgrass Capital Partners, and Neil Chriss’ Hutchin Hill Capital.