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Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD) has seen a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. FOLD was in 21 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 23 hedge funds in our database with FOLD 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 Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNI), Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD), and Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (NYSEAMEX:GTE) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to check out the key action regarding Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD).
Hedge fund activity in Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 21 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a drop of 9% from one quarter earlier. On the other hand, there were a total of 23 hedge funds with a bullish position in FOLD at the beginning of this year. So, let’s find out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Joseph Edelman’s Perceptive Advisors has the biggest position in Amicus Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:FOLD), worth close to $104.5 million, accounting for 6.7% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Redmile Group, led by Jeremy Green, which holds a $94.4 million position; the fund has 7.5% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish comprise William Leland Edwards’ Palo Alto Investors, Jerome Pfund and Michael Sjostrom’s Sectoral Asset Management and Behzad Aghazadeh’s venBio Select Advisor. 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-microcap stocks.