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Do Hedge Funds Love LogMeIn Inc (LOGM)?

The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As a result, the relevancy of these public filings and their content is indisputable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM).

LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) has experienced a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers of late. LOGM was in 29 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2018. There were 30 hedge funds in our database with LOGM holdings at the end of the previous quarter. Our calculations also showed that LOGM isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

According to most traders, hedge funds are viewed as unimportant, old financial vehicles of yesteryear. While there are greater than 8,000 funds trading at the moment, We look at the moguls of this club, approximately 700 funds. These hedge fund managers have their hands on the majority of all hedge funds’ total asset base, and by monitoring their inimitable investments, Insider Monkey has brought to light various investment strategies that have historically outstripped the broader indices. Insider Monkey’s flagship hedge fund strategy outrun the S&P 500 index by 6 percentage points per annum since its inception in May 2014 through early November 2018. We were able to generate large returns even by identifying short candidates. Our portfolio of short stocks lost 24% since February 2017 (through December 3rd) even though the market was up nearly 23% during the same period. We just shared a list of 11 short targets in our latest quarterly update.

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We’re going to go over the new hedge fund action encompassing LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM).

How have hedgies been trading LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2018, a total of 29 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -3% from the second quarter of 2018. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards LOGM over the last 13 quarters. So, let’s check out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

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More specifically, Alyeska Investment Group was the largest shareholder of LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM), with a stake worth $116.7 million reported as of the end of September. Trailing Alyeska Investment Group was Elliott Management, which amassed a stake valued at $109.1 million. Citadel Investment Group, Brenner West Capital Partners, and Freshford Capital Management were also very fond of the stock, giving the stock large weights in their portfolios.

Since LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) has experienced falling interest from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, it’s easy to see that there exists a select few fund managers that decided to sell off their full holdings in the third quarter. Interestingly, Farallon Capital dumped the largest position of all the hedgies tracked by Insider Monkey, totaling close to $214.1 million in stock. Leon Shaulov’s fund, Maplelane Capital, also dropped its stock, about $10.3 million worth. These transactions are important to note, as total hedge fund interest fell by 1 funds in the third quarter.

Let’s check out hedge fund activity in other stocks similar to LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM). We will take a look at Coupa Software Incorporated (NASDAQ:COUP), Assured Guaranty Ltd. (NYSE:AGO), Carter’s, Inc. (NYSE:CRI), and Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS). All of these stocks’ market caps match LOGM’s market cap.

Ticker No of HFs with positions Total Value of HF Positions (x1000) Change in HF Position
COUP 39 1228848 12
AGO 33 615215 1
CRI 26 484116 -1
NUS 18 300966 0
Average 29 657286 3

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As you can see these stocks had an average of 29 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $657 million. That figure was $537 million in LOGM’s case. Coupa Software Incorporated (NASDAQ:COUP) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS) is the least popular one with only 18 bullish hedge fund positions. LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) is not the least popular stock in this group but hedge fund interest is still below average. This is a slightly negative signal and we’d rather spend our time researching stocks that hedge funds are piling on. In this regard COUP might be a better candidate to consider a long position.

Disclosure: None. This article was originally published at Insider Monkey.

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