Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT) was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of the first quarter of 2013. IQNT investors should pay attention to a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers in recent months. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with IQNT holdings at the end of the previous quarter.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the recent action encompassing Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT).
What have hedge funds been doing with Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT)?
Heading into Q2, a total of 10 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of -9% from the first quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully.
According to our comprehensive database, Brett Hendrickson’s Nokomis Capital had the most valuable position in Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT), worth close to $6.7 million, accounting for 2.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, which held a $2.6 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other hedgies that are bullish include Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, Gregory Fraser, Rudolph Kluiber, and Timothy Krochuk’s GRT Capital Partners and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.
Due to the fact that Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT) has experienced a declination in interest from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, we can see that there were a few hedgies who were dropping their positions entirely at the end of the first quarter. Interestingly, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates dropped the biggest stake of the 450+ funds we track, totaling about $1.7 million in stock., and Paul Tudor Jones of Tudor Investment Corp was right behind this move, as the fund sold off about $0.6 million worth. These transactions are important to note, as total hedge fund interest fell by 1 funds at the end of the first quarter.
Insider trading activity in Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT)
Insider buying is most useful when the company in question has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest six-month time period, Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and 1 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also review hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Inteliquent (NASDAQ:IQNT). These stocks are Anaren, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANEN), Telular Corporation (NASDAQ:WRLS), Meru Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:MERU), Linktone Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:LTON), and Globalstar, Inc. (PINK:GSAT). This group of stocks are in the wireless communications industry and their market caps resemble IQNT’s market cap.