The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEO).
NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEO) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds recently. NEO was in 12 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 13 hedge funds in our database with NEO 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 Nantkwest Inc (NASDAQ:NK), AngioDynamics, Inc. (NASDAQ:ANGO), and Cerus Corporation (NASDAQ:CERS) to gather more data points.
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How have hedgies been trading NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEO)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 12 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, down by 8% from the previous quarter. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in NEO over the last 5 quarters. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Driehaus Capital, led by Richard Driehaus, holds the largest position in NeoGenomics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEO). Driehaus Capital has a $15.3 million position in the stock. Coming in second is Royce & Associates, led by Chuck Royce, which holds a $5.4 million position. Remaining members of the smart money that hold long positions contain Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management. 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.