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Is RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS) the right pick for your portfolio? Money managers are definitely reducing their bets on the stock. The number of bullish hedge fund bets that are revealed through 13F filings was slashed by 2 lately. RSYS was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with RSYS holdings at the end of the second quarter. 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 Navios Maritime Acquisition Corp (NYSE:NNA), Bellatrix Exploration Ltd Ordinary Shares (Canada) (NYSEAMEX:BXE), and Global Sources Ltd. (Bermuda) (NASDAQ:GSOL) to gather more data points.
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What does the smart money think about RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 22% fall from the second quarter of 2016. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish positions in RSYS over the last 5 quarters, which peaked at the end of Q1 and has fallen by 30% since. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, has the number one position in RadiSys Corporation (NASDAQ:RSYS), worth close to $12.2 million. On Renaissance Technologies’ heels is Royce & Associates, led by Chuck Royce, which holds a $4.9 million position. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism include Peter Algert and Kevin Coldiron’s Algert Coldiron Investors, Josh Goldberg’s G2 Investment Partners Management, and Brian C. Freckmann’s Lyon Street Capital. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds, which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-micro-cap stocks.