The successful funds run by legendary investors such as Dan Loeb and David Tepper make hundreds of millions of dollars for themselves and their investors by spending enormous resources doing research on small cap stocks that big investment banks don’t follow. Because of their pay structures, they have strong incentive to do the research necessary to beat the market. That’s why we pay close attention to what they think in small cap stocks. In this article, we take a closer look at Euronav NV Ordinary Shares (NYSE:EURN) from the perspective of those successful funds.
Is Euronav NV Ordinary Shares (NYSE:EURN) a buy right now? It looks like money managers are reducing their bets on the stock. The number funds from our database long the stock declined by four during the third quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare EURN to other stocks including La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB), Magnetek Inc(NASDAQ:MAG), and Opus Bank (NASDAQ:OPB) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the new action surrounding Euronav NV Ordinary Shares (NYSE:EURN).
How have hedgies been trading Euronav NV Ordinary Shares (NYSE:EURN)?
At the end of the third quarter, 14 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, down by 22% from the previous quarter. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in EURN over the last five quarters. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Joe Huber’s Huber Capital Management holds the most valuable position in Euronav NV Ordinary Shares (NYSE:EURN). Huber Capital Management has a $30.2 million position in the stock, comprising 1.2% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Avenue Capital, led by Marc Lasry, holding a $19.8 million position; 4.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other members of the smart money with similar optimism contain Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management, Anand Parekh’s Alyeska Investment Group, and Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.