Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN) investors should pay attention to a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the latest action encompassing Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN).
What have hedge funds been doing with Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN)?
At year’s end, a total of 12 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of -25% from the third quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly.
Of the funds we track, Deerfield Management, managed by James E. Flynn, holds the most valuable position in Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN). Deerfield Management has a $34 million position in the stock, comprising 1.9% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Jacob Gottlieb of Visium Asset Management, with a $24 million position; the fund has 0.8% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds that hold long positions include Samuel Isaly’s OrbiMed Advisors, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.
Due to the fact that Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN) has witnessed bearish sentiment from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, we can see that there lies a certain “tier” of hedge funds who sold off their entire stakes at the end of the year. It’s worth mentioning that Matt Sirovich and Jeremy Mindich’s Scopia Capital cut the biggest investment of the 450+ funds we watch, totaling about $12 million in stock., and Peter J. Eichler Jr. of Aletheia Research and Management was right behind this move, as the fund dumped about $10 million worth. These bearish behaviors are interesting, as total hedge fund interest fell by 4 funds at the end of the year.
How are insiders trading Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN)?
Insider purchases made by high-level executives is most useful when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last six-month time frame, Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s check out hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN). These stocks are Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN), TESARO Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO), Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS), China Biologic Products Inc (NASDAQ:CBPO), and InterMune Inc (NASDAQ:ITMN). This group of stocks are in the biotechnology industry and their market caps are similar to DNDN’s market cap.
|Company Name||# of Hedge Funds||# of Insiders Buying||# of Insiders Selling|
|Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN)||16||0||1|
|TESARO Inc (NASDAQ:TSRO)||2||1||0|
|Clovis Oncology Inc (NASDAQ:CLVS)||7||0||1|
|China Biologic Products Inc (NASDAQ:CBPO)||2||0||1|
|InterMune Inc (NASDAQ:ITMN)||14||0||0|
With the returns shown by Insider Monkey’s studies, retail investors must always monitor hedge fund and insider trading sentiment, and Dendreon Corporation (NASDAQ:DNDN) is no exception.