Is Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) worth your attention right now? Hedge funds are becoming hopeful. The number of long hedge fund bets increased by 15 recently.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the recent action surrounding Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN).
How are hedge funds trading Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN)?
In preparation for this year, a total of 16 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 1500% from the third quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably.
When looking at the hedgies we track, Howard Marks’s Oaktree Capital Management had the biggest position in Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN), worth close to $138.2 million, comprising 2.5% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Marc Lasry of Avenue Capital, with a $85.7 million position; the fund has 16.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds that are bullish include Nick Niell’s Arrowgrass Capital Partners, Don Morgan’s Brigade Capital and Andrew Feldstein and Stephen Siderow’s Blue Mountain Capital.
As aggregate interest increased, key money managers have jumped into Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) headfirst. Oaktree Capital Management, managed by Howard Marks, created the largest position in Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN). Oaktree Capital Management had 138.2 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Marc Lasry’s Avenue Capital also initiated a $85.7 million position during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new DYN investors: Nick Niell’s Arrowgrass Capital Partners, Don Morgan’s Brigade Capital, and Andrew Feldstein and Stephen Siderow’s Blue Mountain Capital.
How are insiders trading Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN)?
Bullish insider trading is at its handiest when the primary stock in question has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest half-year time period, Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN) has experienced 3 unique insiders purchasing, and 1 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also take a look at hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Dynegy Inc. (NYSE:DYN). These stocks are Portland General Electric Company (NYSE:POR), IDACORP Inc (NYSE:IDA), Great Plains Energy Incorporated (NYSE:GXP), Hawaiian Electric Industries, Inc. (NYSE:HE), and Cleco Corporation (NYSE:CNL). This group of stocks are the members of the electric utilities industry and their market caps are closest to DYN’s market cap.