Is Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI) a good equity to bet on right now? We like to check what the smart money thinks first before doing extensive research. Although there have been several high profile failed hedge fund picks, the consensus picks among hedge fund investors have historically outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk attributes. It’s not surprising given that hedge funds have access to better information and more resources to find the latest market-moving information.
Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI) has experienced an increase in hedge fund sentiment lately. Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI) was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 14 hedge funds in our database with Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI) positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI) to other stocks, including Zhaopin Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:ZPIN), CorVel Corporation (NASDAQ:CRVL), and Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the key action encompassing Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI).
How are hedge funds trading Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 14% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Electron Capital Partners, managed by Jos Shaver, holds the biggest position in Silver Spring Networks Inc (NYSE:SSNI). Electron Capital Partners has a $2.2 million position in the stock, comprising 1.3% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Renaissance Technologies, with a $1.9 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions consist of Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Thomas E. Claugus’s GMT Capital, and Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital.