Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP)’s richest investors still believe, and why not? This is a stock that’s up nearly 70% year-to-date and has show no signs of slowing down.
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Now that that’s out of the way, it’s important to examine the recent info about Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP).
How have hedgies been trading Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP)?
At Q2’s end, a total of 42 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 2% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably.
Out of the hedge funds we follow, Alan Fournier’s Pennant Capital Management had the biggest position in Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP), worth close to $208.7 million, accounting for 3.9% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Coatue Management, managed by Philippe Laffont, which held a $201.8 million position; the fund has 2.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedgies with similar optimism include Paul Reeder and Edward Shapiro’s PAR Capital Management, Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital and Bain Capital’s Brookside Capital.
As aggregate interest spiked, certain bigger names were breaking ground themselves. Pennant Capital Management, managed by Alan Fournier, created the most outsized position in Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP). Pennant Capital Management had 208.7 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Philippe Laffont’s Coatue Management also made a $201.8 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with brand new TRIP positions are Paul ReederáandáEdward Shapiro’s PAR Capital Management, Stephen Mandel’s Lone Pine Capital, and Bain Capital’s Brookside Capital.
Insider trading activity in Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP)
Insider buying is most useful when the company in focus has experienced transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last 180-day time period, Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
We’ll check out the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Tripadvisor Inc (NASDAQ:TRIP). These stocks are AOL, Inc. (NYSE:AOL), IAC/InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI), Groupon Inc (NASDAQ:GRPN), Akamai Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:AKAM), and Yandex NV (NASDAQ:YNDX). All of these stocks are in the internet information providers industry and their market caps are closest to TRIP’s market cap.