Is Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL) a bargain? Investors who are in the know are becoming more confident. The number of bullish hedge fund positions rose by 1 in recent months.
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With these “truths” under our belt, it’s important to take a glance at the recent action encompassing Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL).
How have hedgies been trading Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL)?
At the end of the fourth quarter, a total of 8 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 14% from the third quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably.
As industrywide interest jumped, specific money managers were breaking ground themselves. GRT Capital Partners, managed by Gregory Fraser, Rudolph Kluiber, and Timothy Kroch, assembled the biggest position in Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL). GRT Capital Partners had 0.1 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter.
How are insiders trading Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is best served when the company in focus has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest six-month time frame, Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and 1 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s check out hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Majesco Entertainment Co. (NASDAQ:COOL). These stocks are GigaMedia Limited (NASDAQ:GIGM), Gravity Co., LTD. (ADR) (NASDAQ:GRVY), and MakeMusic, Inc. (NASDAQ:MMUS). This group of stocks are in the multimedia & graphics software industry and their market caps match COOL’s market cap.