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Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) was in 18 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) investors should pay attention to an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers in recent months. There were 16 hedge funds in our database with Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN) positions 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 Changyou.Com Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CYOU), NetGear, Inc. (NASDAQ:NTGR), and Encore Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECPG) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s go over the new action regarding Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN).
How are hedge funds trading Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN)?
At the end of September, a total of 18 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 13% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies has the number one position in Inogen Inc (NASDAQ:INGN), worth close to $20.4 million, amounting to less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Columbus Circle Investors, led by Clifford Fox, holding a $15.4 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Hedge funds and other institutional investors that are bullish comprise Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital and Steve Cohen’s Point72 Asset Management.