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Hedge fund interest in hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE:HGG) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. At the end of this article, we will also compare hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE:HGG) to other stocks, including Sharps Compliance Corp. (NASDAQ:SMED), Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC – ADR (NASDAQ:ADAP), and SL Industries, Inc. (NYSEMKT:SLI) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, let’s review the new action surrounding hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE:HGG).
How are hedge funds trading hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE:HGG)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, unchanged from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management has the number one position in hhgregg, Inc. (NYSE:HGG), worth close to $6.7 million, comprising less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Renaissance Technologies, holding a $2.4 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism include D E Shaw, Peter Muller’s PDT Partners, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.