Hedge Funds and other institutional investors have just completed filing their 13Fs with the Securities and Exchange Commission, revealing their equity portfolios as of the end of September. At Insider Monkey, we follow over 700 of the best-performing investors and by analyzing their 13F filings, we can determine the stocks that they are collectively bullish on. One of their picks is Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ), so let’s take a closer look at the sentiment that surrounds it in the current quarter.
Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ) was in 9 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ) has experienced a decrease in hedge fund interest of late. There were 10 hedge funds in our database with Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ) holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The same may not come as a surprise to most, as the stock of Interactive Intelligence Group Inc lost 33.19% over the last quarter. We will cover hedgies that held stakes in Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ), at the end of the previous quarter.
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Now, we’re going to take a look at the new action encompassing Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ).
How have hedgies been trading Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ)?
At the end of Q3, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a decline of 10% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Brian Bares’ Bares Capital Management has the biggest position in Interactive Intelligence Group Inc (NASDAQ:ININ), worth close to $90.3 million, accounting for 9% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Michael Murphy and Daniel Donoghue of Discovery Group, with a $21.1 million position; 7.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions encompass Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Renaissance Technologies, and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.