You probably know from experience that there is not as much information on small-cap companies as there is on large companies. Of course, this makes it really hard and difficult for individual investors to make proper and accurate analysis of certain small-cap companies. However, well-known and successful hedge fund investors like Carl Icahn and George Soros hold the necessary resources and abilities to conduct an extensive stock analysis on small-cap stocks, which enable them to make millions of dollars by identifying potential winners within the small-cap galaxy of stocks. This represents the main reason why Insider Monkey takes notice of the hedge fund activity in these overlooked stocks.
Is Changyou.Com Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CYOU) a cheap investment now? Money managers are taking a pessimistic view. The number of bullish hedge fund bets shrunk by 3 in recent months. At the end of this article we will also compare CYOU to other stocks including NetGear, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG), and Inphi Corporation (NYSE:IPHI) to get a better sense of its popularity.
With all of this in mind, let’s analyze the new action surrounding Changyou.Com Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CYOU).
What have hedge funds been doing with Changyou.Com Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CYOU)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -25% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, TCS Capital Management, managed by Eric Semler, holds the biggest position in Changyou.Com Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CYOU). TCS Capital Management has a $5.2 million position in the stock, comprising 4.2% of its 13F portfolio. On TCS Capital Management’s heels is Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $3.4 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions include D E Shaw, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.