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Kforce Inc. (KFRC): Hedge Funds Are Snapping Up

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The latest 13F reporting period has come and gone, and Insider Monkey is again at the forefront when it comes to making use of this gold mine of data. We have processed the filings of the more than 700 world-class investment firms that we track and now have access to the collective wisdom contained in these filings, which are based on their September 30 holdings, data that is available nowhere else. Should you consider Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) for your portfolio? We’ll look to this invaluable collective wisdom for the answer.

Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC) was in 20 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. KFRC investors should be aware of an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers lately. There were 18 hedge funds in our database with KFRC holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare KFRC to other stocks, including Square 1 Financial Inc (NASDAQ:SQBK), Coherus Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:CHRS), and Rexford Industrial Realty Inc (NYSE:REXR) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s review the new action surrounding Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC).

What does the smart money think about Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 20 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 11% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Lee Munder Capital Group, managed by Lee Munder, holds the largest position in Kforce Inc. (NASDAQ:KFRC). According to its latest 13F filing, the fund has a $21.6 million position in the stock, comprising 0.5% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Chuck Royce of Royce & Associates, with a $9.7 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish encompass Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

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