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Mantech International Corp (NASDAQ:MANT) investors should be aware of an increase in hedge fund interest lately. Mantech International Corp (NASDAQ:MANT) was in 13 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with Mantech International Corp (NASDAQ:MANT) positions 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 Adecoagro SA (NYSE:AGRO), Hortonworks Inc (NASDAQ:HDP), and Empire District Electric Company (NYSE:EDE) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the latest action regarding Mantech International Corp (NASDAQ:MANT).
How have hedgies been trading Mantech International Corp (NASDAQ:MANT)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 13 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an increase of 18% from the second quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund and institutional investor database, Ken Grossman and Glen Schneider’s SG Capital Management has the biggest position in Mantech International Corp (NASDAQ:MANT), worth close to $22.4 million, corresponding to 5% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Royce & Associates, mutual fund led by Chuck Royce, holding a $14.2 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish encompass Mark Coe’s Coe Capital Management, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors.