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Is Aerohive Networks Inc (NYSE:HIVE) the right pick for your portfolio? Money managers are surely in an optimistic mood. The number of long hedge fund positions that are disclosed in regulatory 13F filings improved by 1 lately. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with HIVE holdings at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC), Plug Power Inc (NASDAQ:PLUG), and Roadrunner Transportation Systems Inc (NYSE:RRTS) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to go over the new action encompassing Aerohive Networks Inc (NYSE:HIVE).
What does the smart money think about Aerohive Networks Inc (NYSE:HIVE)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 11% from one quarter earlier. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in HIVE over the last 5 quarters. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Amish Mehta of SQN Investors holds the biggest position in Aerohive Networks Inc (NYSE:HIVE) which has a $18.6 million position in the stock, comprising 9.6% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, which holds a $6.2 million position. Some other peers that are bullish consist of D E Shaw, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors. We should note that SQN Investors is among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.