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Now that that’s out of the way, let’s analyze the recent info about Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE:PGI).
How have hedgies been trading Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE:PGI)?
At the end of the second quarter, a total of 9 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 0% from the first quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably.
Out of the hedge funds we follow, Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, holds the biggest position in Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE:PGI). Royce & Associates has a $10.3 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Cardinal Capital, managed by Amy Minella, which held a $2.1 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers with similar optimism include Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.
What do corporate executives and insiders think about Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE:PGI)?
Insider buying is most useful when the primary stock in question has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the latest six-month time period, Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE:PGI) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
We’ll also examine the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Premiere Global Services, Inc. (NYSE:PGI). These stocks are IDT Corporation (NYSE:IDT), Lumos Networks Corp (NASDAQ:LMOS), RigNet Inc (NASDAQ:RNET), Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG), and Iridium Communications Inc. (NASDAQ:IRDM). This group of stocks belong to the diversified communication services industry and their market caps are closest to PGI’s market cap.