Out of thousands of stocks that are currently traded on the market, it is difficult to determine those that can really generate strong returns. Hedge funds and institutional investors spend millions of dollars on analysts with MBAs and PhDs, who are industry experts and well connected to other industry and media insiders on top of that. Individual investors can piggyback the hedge funds employing these talents and can benefit from their vast resources and knowledge in that way. We analyze quarterly 13F filings of over 700 hedge funds and, by looking at the smart money sentiment that surrounds a stock, we can determine whether it has potential to beat the market over the long-term. Therefore, let’s take a closer look at what smart money thinks about Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR).
Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR) has seen a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers lately, with being held in the portfolios of 16 investors within Insider Monkey’s database. At the end of this article we will also compare Amkor Technology, Inc. to other stocks including Opus Bank (NASDAQ:OPB), Envestnet Inc (NYSE:ENV), and Seacor Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CKH) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to go over the recent action surrounding Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR).
Hedge fund activity in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR)
Heading into Q4, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an 11% decline from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly (or had already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Paul J. Isaac’s Arbiter Partners Capital Management has the number one position in Amkor Technology, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMKR), worth close to $18.2 million, comprising 1.8% of its total 13F portfolio. The second-most bullish fund is Renaissance Technologies, holding an $8.5 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers that are bullish contain D E Shaw, Ken Hahn’s Quentec Asset Management, and Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management.