Is TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TESS) a good investment right now? We check hedge fund and billionaire investor sentiment before delving into hours of research. Hedge funds spend millions of dollars on Ivy League graduates, expert networks, and get tips from industry insiders. They fail miserably sometimes but historically their consensus stock picks outperformed the market after adjusting for known risk factors.
Is TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TESS) a buy here? Prominent investors are getting more optimistic. The number of long hedge fund bets moved up by 2 lately. TESS was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 4 hedge funds in our database with TESS 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 Cidara Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:CDTX), Inventure Foods Inc (NASDAQ:SNAK), and EMCORE Corporation (NASDAQ:EMKR) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s view the fresh action encompassing TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TESS).
What have hedge funds been doing with TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TESS)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 50% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the largest position in TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TESS), worth close to $18.7 million, accounting for 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Renaissance Technologies, led by Jim Simons, holding an $6.4 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism contain Mark Coe’s Coe Capital Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Chao Ku’s Nine Chapters Capital Management.