The market has been volatile as the Federal Reserve winds down its easy money policies. Small cap stocks have been hit hard as a result, as the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) has underperformed the larger S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by more than 14 percentage points between June 25th and the end of October. SEC filings and hedge fund investor letters indicate that the smart money seems to be paring back their overall long exposure, and the funds’ movements are one of the reasons why the major indexes have retraced. In this article, we analyze what the smart money thinks of Telenav Inc (NASDAQ:TNAV) and find out how it is affected by hedge funds’ moves.
Telenav Inc (NASDAQ:TNAV) investors should be aware of a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers in recent months. TNAV was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 20 hedge funds in our database with TNAV holdings 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 PDF Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:PDFS), Immersion Corporation (NASDAQ:IMMR), and Sandstorm Gold Ltd. (NYSEMKT:SAND) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the recent action surrounding Telenav Inc (NASDAQ:TNAV).
What does the smart money think about Telenav Inc (NASDAQ:TNAV)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a fall of 20% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Brett Hendrickson’s Nokomis Capital has the biggest position in Telenav Inc (NASDAQ:TNAV), worth close to $28.7 million, comprising 8.2% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Lyon Street Capital, led by Brian C. Freckmann, holding a $4.3 million position; 3.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism include Jeffrey Moskowitz’s Harvey Partners, Peter Keane’s Keane Capital Management and Warren Lammert’s Granite Point Capital.