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 Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI) for your portfolio? We’ll look to this invaluable collective wisdom for the answer.
Vuzix Corporation has seen an increase in hedge fund sentiment lately. 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 bebe stores, inc. (NASDAQ:BEBE), Universal Stainless & Alloy Products (NASDAQ:USAP), and Tandy Leather Factory, Inc. (NASDAQ:TLF) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the recent action encompassing Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI).
How are hedge funds trading Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 20% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Michael Kao’s Akanthos Capital has the number one position in Vuzix Corporation (NASDAQ:VUZI), worth close to $1.9 million, amounting to 2.8% of its total 13F portfolio. On Akanthos Capital’s heels is Mark Coe of Coe Capital Management, with a $0.4 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions comprise Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management, and Gavin Saitowitz and Cisco J. del Valle’s Springbok Capital.