Hedge Funds Are Crazy About CarParts.com, Inc. (PRTS) – Yahoo Finance
The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. Insider Monkey finished processing 867 13F filings submitted by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds’ portfolio positions as of September 30th, 2021. What do these smart investors think about CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS)?
CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the second quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 22 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2021. Our calculations also showed that PRTS isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q2 rankings). At the end of this article we will also compare PRTS to other stocks including Mitek Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:MITK), OraSure Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:OSUR), and QCR Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:QCRH) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Brad Farber Atika Capital
Brad Farber of Atika Capital
Do Hedge Funds Think PRTS Is A Good Stock To Buy Now?
At third quarter’s end, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 0% from the previous quarter. By comparison, 22 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in PRTS a year ago. So, let’s examine which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
Among these funds, Park West Asset Management held the most valuable stake in CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS), which was worth $49.4 million at the end of the third quarter. On the second spot was G2 Investment Partners Management which amassed $28.9 million worth of shares. Shannon River Fund Management, Atika Capital, and Stamina Capital Management were also very fond of the stock, becoming one of the largest hedge fund holders of the company. In terms of the portfolio weights assigned to each position G2 Investment Partners Management allocated the biggest weight to CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS), around 5.02% of its 13F portfolio. Stamina Capital Management is also relatively very bullish on the stock, earmarking 3.03 percent of its 13F equity portfolio to PRTS.
Judging by the fact that CarParts.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRTS) has faced bearish sentiment from the smart money, it’s safe to say that there lies a certain “tier” of hedge funds that slashed their positions entirely by the end of the third quarter. Intriguingly, Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management dropped the largest position of all the hedgies followed by Insider Monkey, totaling about $0.9 million in call options. Adam Usdan’s fund, Trellus Management Company, also said goodbye to its call options, about $0.6 million worth. These transactions are intriguing to say the least, as total hedge fund interest stayed the same (this …….