Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and famous investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds and investors’ positions as of the end of the third quarter. You can find write-ups about an individual hedge fund’s trades on numerous financial news websites. However, in this article we will take a look at their collective moves and analyze what the smart money thinks of WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF) based on that data.
Even though WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF)’s stock is 11% in green year-to-date, it lost 26% in the third quarter, which led to investors unloading shares of the company. Among the funds we track, the number of investors bullish on WisdomTree Investments declined by three between July and September. However, the level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity, but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as PNM Resources, Inc. (NYSE:PNM), Sothebys (NYSE:BID), and Brandywine Realty Trust (NYSE:BDN) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to go over the latest action regarding WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF).
How have hedgies been trading WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 14 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a decline of 18% from the second quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the largest position in WisdomTree Investments, Inc. (NASDAQ:WETF), worth close to $31.6 million, accounting for 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. On Royce & Associates’s heels is Horizon Asset Management, led by Murray Stahl, holding a $9.2 million position; the fund has 0.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that hold long positions contain Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, and Drew Cupps’ Cupps Capital Management.