Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV) has seen an increase in hedge fund interest recently.
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With these “truths” under our belt, we’re going to take a glance at the recent action regarding Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV).
Hedge fund activity in Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV)
Heading into 2013, a total of 11 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 10% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly.
According to our comprehensive database, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates had the largest position in Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV), worth close to $9 million, accounting for 0% of its total 13F portfolio. On Royce & Associates’s heels is Millennium Management, managed by Israel Englander, which held a $3 million position; 3.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other hedge funds with similar optimism include Lisa Rapuano’s Lane Five Capital, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Phil Frohlich’s Prescott Group Capital Management.
With a general bullishness amongst the heavyweights, key money managers were leading the bulls’ herd. Lane Five Capital, managed by Lisa Rapuano, created the largest position in Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV). Lane Five Capital had 3 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Phil Frohlich’s Prescott Group Capital Management also made a $2 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The only other fund with a new position in the stock is John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.
What have insiders been doing with Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is best served when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest half-year time frame, Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV) has seen 3 unique insiders buying, and 1 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also examine hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV). These stocks are Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT), Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID), RealNetworks Inc (NASDAQ:RNWK), Market Leader Inc (NASDAQ:LEDR), and Vringo, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:VRNG). This group of stocks are the members of the application software industry and their market caps are closest to ACTV’s market cap.
|Company Name||# of Hedge Funds||# of Insiders Buying||# of Insiders Selling|
|Actuate Corporation (NASDAQ:BIRT)||14||0||0|
|Guidance Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:GUID)||8||2||4|
|RealNetworks Inc (NASDAQ:RNWK)||7||0||1|
|Market Leader Inc (NASDAQ:LEDR)||4||0||2|
|Vringo, Inc. (NYSEAMEX:VRNG)||6||0||8|
With the returns demonstrated by Insider Monkey’s tactics, retail investors should always watch hedge fund and insider trading activity, and Active Network Inc (NYSE:ACTV) is no exception.