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Hedge Funds Are Betting On Calix Inc (CALX)

What’s a smart Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX) investor to do?

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Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX)

Keeping this in mind, let’s study the newest info about Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX).

Hedge fund activity in Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX)

At Q2’s end, a total of 16 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of 23% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes meaningfully.

According to our 13F database, Benjamin J Taylor’s Sophrosyne Capital had the largest position in Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX), worth close to $11 million, comprising 8.6% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Mark Broach of Manatuck Hill Partners, with a $5.3 million position; the fund has 0.6% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds that are bullish include Peter A. Wright’s P.A.W. CAPITAL PARTNERS, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.

With a general bullishness amongst the titans, particular hedge funds were breaking ground themselves. Sophrosyne Capital, managed by Benjamin J Taylor, initiated the biggest position in Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX). Sophrosyne Capital had 11 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Mark Broach’s Manatuck Hill Partners also made a $5.3 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new CALX investors: Peter A. Wright’s P.A.W. CAPITAL PARTNERS, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.

Insider trading activity in Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX)

Insider buying is at its handiest when the primary stock in question has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the last half-year time frame, Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

We’ll also review the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Calix Inc (NYSE:CALX). These stocks are 8×8, Inc. (NASDAQ:EGHT), Sierra Wireless, Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:SWIR), CalAmp Corp. (NASDAQ:CAMP), Allot Communications Ltd. (NASDAQ:ALLT), and Comtech Telecomm. Corp. (NASDAQ:CMTL). This group of stocks belong to the communication equipment industry and their market caps are similar to CALX’s market cap.