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Do Hedge Funds Love Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (RIC)?

There are several ways to beat the market, and investing in small cap stocks has historically been one of them. We like to improve the odds of beating the market further by examining what famous hedge fund operators such as Carl Icahn and George Soros think. Those hedge fund operators make billions of dollars each year by hiring the best and the brightest to do research on stocks, including small cap stocks that big brokerage houses simply don’t cover. Because of Carl Icahn and other elite funds’ exemplary historical records, we pay attention to their small cap picks. In this article, we use hedge fund filing data to analyze Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:RIC).

Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:RIC) was in 4 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:RIC) has seen a decrease in hedge fund sentiment recently. There were 5 hedge funds in our database with Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:RIC) positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:RIC) to other stocks, including Biotie Therapies Oyj (ADR) (NASDAQ:BITI), New York & Company, Inc. (NYSE:NWY), and Westport Innovations Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:WPRT) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s check out the latest action regarding Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:RIC).

How are hedge funds trading Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:RIC)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a decrease of 20% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies holds the most valuable position in Richmont Mines Inc. (USA) (NYSEMKT:RIC). Renaissance Technologies has a $8.7 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Israel Englander of Millennium Management, with a $41,000 position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that hold long positions include Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, and Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates.

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