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Furthermore, let’s analyze the latest info for JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU).
How have hedgies been trading JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU)?
At Q2’s end, a total of 20 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -9% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes meaningfully.
When using filings from the hedgies we track, Andrew Sandler’s Sandler Capital Management had the biggest call position in JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU), worth close to $14.3 million, comprising 0.5% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Steven Cohen of SAC Capital Advisors, with a $12.1 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedgies that hold long positions include Scott Fine and Peter Richards’s Empire Capital Management, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and Brian Ashford-Russell and Tim Woolley’s Polar Capital.
Since JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU) has witnessed a fall in interest from the top-tier hedge fund industry, we can see that there lies a certain “tier” of hedgies who were dropping their positions entirely last quarter. At the top of the heap, Christopher Zepf and Brian Thonn’s Kingdom Ridge Capital sold off the biggest stake of the 450+ funds we track, valued at an estimated $9.4 million in stock. Charles Clough’s fund, Clough Capital Partners, also sold off its stock, about $9.3 million worth. These moves are important to note, as aggregate hedge fund interest dropped by 2 funds last quarter.
What have insiders been doing with JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU)?
Bullish insider trading is particularly usable when the primary stock in question has experienced transactions within the past six months. Over the last half-year time frame, JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
We’ll also take a look at the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to JDS Uniphase Corp (NASDAQ:JDSU). These stocks are Acme Packet, Inc. (NASDAQ:APKT), Exelis Inc (NYSE:XLS), ViaSat, Inc. (NASDAQ:VSAT), Echostar Corporation (NASDAQ:SATS), and Alcatel Lucent SA (ADR) (NYSE:ALU). This group of stocks belong to the communication equipment industry and their market caps are similar to JDSU’s market cap.