Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA) was in 13 hedge funds' portfolio at the end of March. DWA investors should pay attention to an increase in support from the world's most elite money managers lately. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with DWA positions at the end of the previous quarter.
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With these "truths" under our belt, we're going to take a peek at the recent action regarding Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA).
In preparation for this quarter, a total of 13 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 44% from the previous quarter. With the smart money's capital changing hands, there exists an "upper tier" of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly.
According to our comprehensive database, TriOaks Capital Management, managed by Jeffrey Jon Berney, holds the largest position in Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA). TriOaks Capital Management has a $23.6 million position in the stock, comprising 3.2% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, which held a $14.2 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedge funds with similar optimism include Ken Griffin's Citadel Investment Group, Michael Doheny's Freshford Capital Management and Spencer M. Waxman's Shannon River Fund Management.
As one would reasonably expect, specific money managers have been driving this bullishness. TriOaks Capital Management, managed by Jeffrey Jon Berney, initiated the most outsized position in Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA). TriOaks Capital Management had 23.6 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Michael Doheny's Freshford Capital Management also initiated a $10.4 million position during the quarter. The other funds with brand new DWA positions are Spencer M. Waxman's Shannon River Fund Management, Jim Simons's Renaissance Technologies, and Cliff Asness's AQR Capital Management.
Bullish insider trading is at its handiest when the company in focus has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest 180-day time frame, Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and 2 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let's go over hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Dreamworks Animation Skg Inc (NASDAQ:DWA). These stocks are Carmike Cinemas, Inc. (NASDAQ:CKEC), RealD (NYSE:RLD), Cinemark Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:CNK), Lions Gate Entertainment Corp. (USA) (NYSE:LGF), and Regal Entertainment Group (NYSE:RGC). This group of stocks are in the movie production, theaters industry and their market caps match DWA's market cap.