Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSMI) was in 4 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of March. PSMI has experienced a decrease in hedge fund interest lately. There were 6 hedge funds in our database with PSMI positions at the end of the previous quarter.
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Consequently, we’re going to take a glance at the key action regarding Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSMI).
What does the smart money think about Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSMI)?
At Q1′s end, a total of 4 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of -33% from the first quarter.
Due to the fact that Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSMI) has faced falling interest from hedge fund managers, we can see that there were a few money managers who were dropping their positions entirely at the end of the first quarter. Interestingly, Scott Burney’s Bluefin Investment Management said goodbye to the largest investment of the 450+ funds we watch, comprising close to $4.2 million in stock.. Richard Driehaus’s fund, Driehaus Capital, also cut its stock, about $1.2 million worth. These bearish behaviors are important to note, as total hedge fund interest dropped by 2 funds at the end of the first quarter.
How are insiders trading Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSMI)?
Insider buying is at its handiest when the company in focus has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest half-year time period, Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSMI) has seen 4 unique insiders purchasing, and 2 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also review hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Peregrine Semiconductor Corp (NASDAQ:PSMI). These stocks are Volterra Semiconductor Corporation (NASDAQ:VLTR), Yingli Green Energy Hold. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:YGE), Audience Inc (NASDAQ:ADNC), ParkerVision, Inc. (NASDAQ:PRKR), and Oplink Communications, Inc (NASDAQ:OPLK). This group of stocks belong to the semiconductor – integrated circuits industry and their market caps resemble PSMI’s market cap.