ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (ARMH): One Indicator That May Have You Selling

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ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) investors: listen up.

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ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH)

Equally as useful, bullish insider trading activity is a second way to look at the world of equities. Just as you’d expect, there are many reasons for an insider to downsize shares of his or her company, but just one, very clear reason why they would buy. Plenty of academic studies have demonstrated the useful potential of this tactic if “monkeys” know what to do (learn more here).

Furthermore, let’s study the recent info about ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH).

What have hedge funds been doing with ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH)?

At Q2’s end, a total of 21 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of -9% from the first quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially.

According to our 13F database, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies had the largest position in ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH), worth close to $95 million, accounting for 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Paul Reeder and Edward Shapiro of PAR Capital Management, with a $30.3 million position; 0.8% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedgies that hold long positions include Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Daniel Benton’s Andor Capital Management and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

Since ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) has experienced a fall in interest from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, it’s safe to say that there was a specific group of fund managers that decided to sell off their entire stakes in Q1. Intriguingly, Noam Gottesman’s GLG Partners sold off the biggest stake of the 450+ funds we monitor, worth an estimated $26 million in stock. Daniel Benton’s fund, Andor Capital Management, also said goodbye to its stock, about $23.3 million worth. These transactions are interesting, as total hedge fund interest fell by 2 funds in Q1.

How have insiders been trading ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH)?

Legal insider trading, particularly when it’s bullish, is particularly usable when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last six-month time period, ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

We’ll also take a look at the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to ARM Holdings plc (ADR) (NASDAQ:ARMH). These stocks are LSI Corp (NASDAQ:LSI), Microchip Technology Inc. (NASDAQ:MCHP), NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), Linear Technology Corporation (NASDAQ:LLTC), and Altera Corporation (NASDAQ:ALTR). All of these stocks are in the semiconductor – specialized industry and their market caps are similar to ARMH’s market cap.

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