The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge funds have been producing disappointing net returns in recent years, however that was partly due to the poor performance of small-cap stocks in general. Well, small-cap stocks finally turned the corner and have been beating the large-cap stocks by more than 10 percentage points over the last 5 months.This means the relevancy of hedge funds’ public filings became inarguable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards PrivateBancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVTB).
PrivateBancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVTB) was in 23 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. PVTB has experienced a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. There were 26 hedge funds in our database with PVTB positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare PVTB to other stocks including ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT), HEALTHSOUTH Corp. (NYSE:HLS), and Leidos Holdings Inc (NYSE:LDOS) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Hedge fund activity in PrivateBancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVTB)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 23 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a 12% fall from the second quarter of 2016, giving back some of the big Q2 gains. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Neil Chriss’ Hutchin Hill Capital has the biggest position in PrivateBancorp Inc (NASDAQ:PVTB), worth close to $110.4 million, accounting for 2.3% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Magnetar Capital, led by Alec Litowitz and Ross Laser, holding a $108.5 million position; the fund has 1.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish encompass Clint Carlson’s Carlson Capital, Robert Emil Zoellner’s Alpine Associates and Paul Tudor Jones’ Tudor Investment Corp.