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Is Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (OXFD) a Good Stock to Buy?

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Legendary investors such as Leon Cooperman and Seth Klarman earn enormous amounts of money for themselves and their investors by doing in-depth research on small-cap stocks that big brokerage houses don’t publish. Small cap stocks -especially when they are screened well- can generate substantial outperformance versus a boring index fund. That’s why we analyze the activity of those successful funds in these small-cap stocks. In the following paragraphs, we analyze Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (NASDAQ:OXFD) from the perspective of those successful funds.

Is Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (NASDAQ:OXFD) undervalued? Investors who are in the know are definitely in an optimistic mood. The number of bullish hedge fund investments experienced an increase of 2 lately. In this way, there were 9 hedge funds in our database with OXFD 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 Community Healthcare Trust Inc (NYSE:CHCT), InVitae Corp (NYSE:NVTA), and First Connecticut Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:FBNK) to gather more data points.

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Hedge fund activity in Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (NASDAQ:OXFD)

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 9 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 29% from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards OXFD over the last 5 quarters. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Brian Ashford-Russell and Tim Woolley’s Polar Capital has the biggest position in Oxford Immunotec Global PLC (NASDAQ:OXFD), worth close to $18.8 million. Coming in second is Redmile Group, led by Jeremy Green, which holds a $18 million position; 1.4% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining members of the smart money with similar optimism encompass Anand Parekh’s Alyeska Investment Group, James E. Flynn’s Deerfield Management and Renaissance Technologies, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world. 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.

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