Amid an overall market correction, many stocks that smart money investors were collectively bullish on tanked during the third quarter. Among them, Valeant and Micron ranked among the top 30 picks and both lost around 20%. Citigroup, which was the third most popular stock, lost 10% amid uncertainty regarding the interest rates. Nevertheless, our research shows that most of the stocks that smart money likes historically generate strong risk-adjusted returns. This is why following the smart money sentiment is a useful tool at identifying the next stock to invest in.
Infoblox Inc (NYSE:BLOX) investors should be aware of a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. Infoblox Inc (NYSE:BLOX) was in 24 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 29 hedge funds in our database with Infoblox Inc (NYSE:BLOX) holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare Infoblox Inc (NYSE:BLOX) to other stocks, including Evolent Health Inc (NYSE:EVH), Genesis Healthcare Inc (NYSE:GEN), and Rush Enterprises, Inc. (NASDAQ:RUSHB) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to go over the key action surrounding Infoblox Inc (NYSE:BLOX).
What does the smart money think about Infoblox Inc (NYSE:BLOX)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 24 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a drop of 17% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Cadian Capital, managed by Eric Bannasch, holds the largest position in Infoblox Inc (NYSE:BLOX). Cadian Capital has an $85.2 million position in the stock, comprising 3.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Dorsal Capital Management, led by Ryan Frick and Oliver Evans, holding a $35.2 million position; 3.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish comprise Renaissance Technologies, Malcolm Fairbairn’s Ascend Capital, and Josh Resnick’s Jericho Capital Asset Management.