You probably know from experience that there is not as much information on small-cap companies as there is on large companies. Of course, this makes it really hard and difficult for individual investors to make proper and accurate analysis of certain small-cap companies. However, well-known and successful hedge fund investors like Carl Icahn and George Soros hold the necessary resources and abilities to conduct an extensive stock analysis on small-cap stocks, which enable them to make millions of dollars by identifying potential winners within the small-cap galaxy of stocks. This represents the main reason why Insider Monkey takes notice of the hedge fund activity in these overlooked stocks.
AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE:AMC) was in 15 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. AMC has seen a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. There were 16 hedge funds in our database with AMC holdings at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Choice Hotels International, Inc. (NYSE:CHH), Integrated Device Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDTI), and Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO) to gather more data points.
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What does the smart money think about AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE:AMC)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 15 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 6% dip from the second quarter of 2016. There were a total of 16 hedge funds with a bullish position in AMC at the beginning of this year, which has remained largely flat all year. So, let’s review 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, Driehaus Capital, led by Richard Driehaus, holds the most valuable position in AMC Entertainment Holdings Inc (NYSE:AMC). Driehaus Capital has a $63.7 million position in the stock, comprising 2.2% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, with a $21 million position. Remaining peers with similar optimism comprise Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, Michael Barnes and Arif Inayatullah’s Tricadia Capital Management, and Mark Broach’s Manatuck Hill Partners. 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.