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Superior Uniform Group Inc (NASDAQ:SGC) investors should pay attention to an increase in hedge fund interest in recent months, 2 more investors holding the stock at the end of Q3 than at the start of it. 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 Electrum Special Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:ELECU), Sigma Designs Inc (NASDAQ:SIGM), and RadNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to take a look at the key action encompassing Superior Uniform Group Inc (NASDAQ:SGC).
How have hedgies been trading Superior Uniform Group Inc (NASDAQ:SGC)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a jump of 50% from the second quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly (or had already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Brandon Osten’s Venator Capital Management has the most valuable position in Superior Uniform Group Inc (NASDAQ:SGC), worth close to $9.3 million, comprising 12.9% of its total 13F portfolio. The second-largest stake is held by Renaissance Technologies, with a $3.9 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other members of the smart money that hold long positions contain Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital, Peter Algert and Kevin Coldiron’s Algert Coldiron Investors, and Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management.