Legendary investors such as Leon Cooperman and Seth Klarman earn enormous amounts of money for themselves and their investors by doing in-depth research on small-cap stocks that big brokerage houses don’t publish. Small cap stocks -especially when they are screened well- can generate substantial outperformance versus a boring index fund. That’s why we analyze the activity of those elite funds in these small-cap stocks. In the following paragraphs, we analyze FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH) from the perspective of those elite funds.
FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. 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 Digi International Inc. (NASDAQ:DGII), PHI Inc. (NASDAQ:PHIIK), and Republic Airways Holdings Inc. (NASDAQ:RJET) to gather more data points.
In the eyes of most investors, hedge funds are perceived as underperforming, old investment vehicles of years past. While there are more than 8000 funds with their doors open today, Our researchers choose to focus on the top tier of this club, approximately 700 funds. These hedge fund managers preside over bulk of all hedge funds’ total asset base, and by keeping an eye on their first-class picks, Insider Monkey has unsheathed a few investment strategies that have historically surpassed the broader indices. Insider Monkey’s small-cap hedge fund strategy outpaced the S&P 500 index by 12 percentage points per year for a decade in their back tests.
Keeping this in mind, we’re going to review the latest action encompassing FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH).
How have hedgies been trading FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, unchanged from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the number one position in FRP Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:FRPH), worth close to $29.8 million, amounting to 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Rutabaga Capital Management, managed by Peter Schliemann, which holds an $6.2 million position; the fund has 0.8% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money with similar optimism contain Amy Minella’s Cardinal Capital, Jeffrey Bronchick’s Cove Street Capital and Mark Travis’s Intrepid Capital Management.