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IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 24 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare IPGP to other stocks, including Casey’s General Stores, Inc. (NASDAQ:CASY), Pitney Bowes Inc. (NYSE:PBI), and Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a peek at the new action regarding IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP).
How have hedgies been trading IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 24 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 0% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, holds the biggest position in IPG Photonics Corporation (NASDAQ:IPGP). Royce & Associates has a $33.2 million position in the stock, comprising 0.2% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is owned by Renaissance Technologies, holding a $26 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining professional money managers that hold long positions contain Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Matthew A. Weatherbie’s Weatherbie Capital and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.