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Hedge Funds Are Selling SYNNEX Corporation (SNX)

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SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of March. SNX has experienced a decrease in hedge fund interest recently. There were 8 hedge funds in our database with SNX positions at the end of the previous quarter.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the key action regarding SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX).

How are hedge funds trading SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX)?

Heading into Q2, a total of 6 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -25% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially.

According to our comprehensive database, Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, holds the most valuable position in SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX). Citadel Investment Group has a $6.7 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Gotham Asset Management, managed by Joel Greenblatt, which held a $6.7 million position; 0.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds that hold long positions include Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies, Neil Chriss’s Hutchin Hill Capital and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.

Seeing as SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) has experienced bearish sentiment from the smart money, logic holds that there lies a certain “tier” of money managers that decided to sell off their full holdings heading into Q2. Intriguingly, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors dropped the largest investment of all the hedgies we monitor, totaling an estimated $0.8 million in stock.. Israel Englander’s fund, Millennium Management, also sold off its stock, about $0.3 million worth. These transactions are interesting, as total hedge fund interest fell by 2 funds heading into Q2.

Insider trading activity in SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX)

Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is best served when the company in question has seen transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last 180-day time frame, SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX) has seen zero unique insiders buying, and 5 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

Let’s check out hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to SYNNEX Corporation (NYSE:SNX). These stocks are Cardtronics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CATM), Interval Leisure Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:IILG), Shutterstock Inc (NYSE:SSTK), VistaPrint Limited (NASDAQ:VPRT), and Euronet Worldwide, Inc. (NASDAQ:EEFT). All of these stocks are in the business services industry and their market caps are closest to SNX’s market cap.

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