Do Hedge Funds Love Xplore Technologies Corp. (XPLR)?

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Is Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR) a good place to invest some of your money right now? We can gain invaluable insight to help us answer that question by studying the investment trends of top investors, who employ world-class Ivy League graduates, who are given immense resources and industry contacts to put their financial expertise to work. The top picks of these firms have historically outperformed the market when we account for known risk factors, making them very valuable investment ideas.

Xplore Technologies Corp. shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 4 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare XPLR to other stocks, including Aldeyra Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ALDX), Amtech Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:ASYS), and Comstock Mining, Inc. (NYSEMKT:LODE) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, we’re going to take a gander at the fresh action encompassing Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR).

Hedge fund activity in Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR)

At Q3’s end, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, flat over the quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Keane Capital Management, managed by Peter Keane, holds the largest position in Xplore Technologies Corp. (NASDAQ:XPLR). Keane Capital Management has a $1 million position in the stock, comprising 1.2% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Vertex One Asset Management, led by John Thiessen, holding a $0.9 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that hold long positions include Josh Goldberg’s G2 Investment Partners Management and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies.

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