Does anybody love Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM)?
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Now that that’s out of the way, we’re going to examine the recent info surrounding Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM).
Hedge fund activity in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM)
At the end of the second quarter, a total of 23 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 10% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully.
According to our 13F database, Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, holds the most valuable position in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM). Renaissance Technologies has a $512.1 million position in the stock, comprising 1.3% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Fisher Asset Management, managed by Ken Fisher, which held a $313.7 million position; 0.8% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining hedgies with similar optimism include Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Noam Gottesman’s GLG Partners and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.
With a general bullishness amongst the titans, specific money managers were leading the bulls’ herd. Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, established the largest position in Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM). Renaissance Technologies had 512.1 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management also initiated a $313.7 million position during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Noam Gottesman’s GLG Partners, and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.
What have insiders been doing with Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM)?
Legal insider trading, particularly when it’s bullish, is at its handiest when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past six months. Over the latest six-month time period, Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM) 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 Taiwan Semiconductor Mfg. Co. Ltd. (ADR) (NYSE:TSM). These stocks are Skyworks Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:SWKS), Marvell Technology Group Ltd. (NASDAQ:MRVL), Xilinx, Inc. (NASDAQ:XLNX), Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI), and Broadcom Corporation (NASDAQ:BRCM). This group of stocks are in the semiconductor – integrated circuits industry and their market caps are closest to TSM’s market cap.