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Syntel, Inc. (SYNT): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, many hedge funds lost money in the third quarter, blaming macroeconomic conditions and unpredictable events that hit several sectors, with healthcare among them. Nevertheless, most investors decided to stick to their bullish theses and their long-term focus allows us to profit from the recent declines. In particular, let’s take a look at what hedge funds think about Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) in this article.

Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) was in 17 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) investors should be aware of an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. There were 10 hedge funds in our database with Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT) to other stocks, including Bank Of The Ozarks Inc (NASDAQ:OZRK), Dun & Bradstreet Corp (NYSE:DNB), and LPL Financial Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:LPLA) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the new action surrounding Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT).

What does the smart money think about Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 17 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 70% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies has the largest position in Syntel, Inc. (NASDAQ:SYNT), worth close to $32.3 million, accounting for 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Lee Munder Capital Group, managed by Lee Munder, which holds a $10.9 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism include Martin Whitman’s Third Avenue Management, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, and Roger Ibbotson’s Zebra Capital Management.

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