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Do Hedge Funds Love Control4 Corp (CTRL)?

After several tireless days we have finished crunching the numbers from the more than 700 13F filings issued by the elite hedge funds and other investment firms that we track at Insider Monkey, which disclosed those firms’ equity portfolios as of September 30. The results of that effort will be put on display in this article, as we share valuable insight into the smart money sentiment towards Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL).

Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL) has seen a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers of late. CTRL was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 7 hedge funds in our database with CTRL positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare CTRL to other stocks including Mattersight Corporation (NASDAQ:MATR), Alliance One International, Inc. (NYSE:AOI), and Great Ajax Corp (NYSE:AJX) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s take a look at the key action surrounding Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL).

What have hedge funds been doing with Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -14% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Crispin Odey’s Odey Asset Management Group has the biggest position in Control4 Corp (NASDAQ:CTRL), worth close to $11.3 million, amounting to 0.9% of its total 13F portfolio. On Odey Asset Management Group’s heels is P2 Capital Partners, led by Claus Moller, holding a $9.4 million position; 1.8% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other professional money managers that hold long positions contain Charles Paquelet’s Skylands Capital, Joseph Mathias’s Concourse Capital Management and Mark Coe’s Coe Capital Management.

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