The government requires hedge funds and wealthy investors with over a certain portfolio size to file a report that shows their positions at the end of every quarter. Even though it isn’t the intention, these filings level the playing field for ordinary investors. The latest round of 13F filings discloses the funds’ positions on September 30th. We at Insider Monkey have made an extensive database of more than 700 of those elite funds and prominent investors’ filings. In this article, we analyze how these elite funds and prominent investors traded Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRESY) based on those filings.
Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRESY) has seen no change in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. 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 Hornbeck Offshore Services, Inc. (NYSE:HOS), Lydall, Inc. (NYSE:LDL), and Straight Path Communications Inc (NYSEMKT:STRP) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the key action surrounding Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRESY).
How have hedgies been trading Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRESY)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, unchanged over the quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management has the most valuable position in Cresud S.A.C.I.F. y A. (ADR) (NASDAQ:CRESY), worth close to $24.9 million, corresponding to 1.8% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Brevan Howard, led by Alan Howard, holding a $10.5 million position; the fund has 5.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money with similar optimism include Murray Stahl’s Horizon Asset Management, Ari Zweiman’s 683 Capital Partners and Mark T. Gallogly’s Centerbridge Partners.