Hedge funds and large money managers usually invest with a focus on the long-term horizon and, therefore, short-lived dips on the charts, usually don’t make them change their opinion towards a company. This time it may be different. During the third quarter we observed increased volatility and small-cap stocks underperformed the market. Hedge fund investor letters indicated that they are cutting their overall exposure, closing out some position and doubling down on others. Let’s take a look at the hedge fund sentiment towards Tucows Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:TCX) to find out whether it was one of their high conviction long-term ideas.
Tucows Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:TCX) was in 11 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. Tucows Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:TCX) investors should pay attention to an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers of late. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with Tucows Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:TCX) 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 Westmoreland Coal Company (NASDAQ:WLB), Territorial Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:TBNK), and Armada Hoffler Properties Inc (NYSE:AHH) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to take a look at the latest action regarding Tucows Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:TCX).
What have hedge funds been doing with Tucows Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:TCX)?
At the end of September, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 22% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies has the largest position in Tucows Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:TCX), worth close to $18.7 million, amounting to less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Osmium Partners, managed by John H Lewis, which holds a $12.8 million position; the fund has 14.7% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism include Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital, and Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management.