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Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI) was in 15 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September and investors should be aware of an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers in recent months. There were 10 hedge funds in our database with Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI) holdings at the end of the previous 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 Live Oak Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:LOB), Gigamon Inc (NYSE:GIMO), and Kulicke and Soffa Industries Inc. (NASDAQ:KLIC) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the fresh action encompassing Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI).
How are hedge funds trading Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 15 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 50% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few 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, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the biggest position in Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI), worth close to $16.1 million and accounting for 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Lee Munder Capital Group, run by Lee Munder, which holds a $11.4 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Hedge funds and other institutional investors that hold long positions contain Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital and Ken Brodkowitz and Mike Vermut’s Newland Capital.