ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) was in 8 hedge funds' portfolio at the end of March. XONE shareholders have witnessed an increase in activity from the world's largest hedge funds lately. There were 0 hedge funds in our database with XONE positions at the end of the previous quarter.
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With these "truths" under our belt, we're going to take a look at the latest action surrounding ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE).
Consequently, key hedge funds have jumped into ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) headfirst. Driehaus Capital, managed by Richard Driehaus, initiated the most outsized position in ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE). Driehaus Capital had 14.4 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Drew Cupps's Cupps Capital Management also made a $8.8 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Charles Clough's Clough Capital Partners, Clifford G. Fox's Columbus Circle Investors, and Chase Coleman and Feroz Dewan's Tiger Global Management LLC.
Insider buying is particularly usable when the company in question has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest 180-day time frame, ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) has experienced 0 unique insiders buying, and 0 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
With the results demonstrated by our studies, everyday investors should always monitor hedge fund and insider trading sentiment, and ExOne Co (NASDAQ:XONE) is no exception.