Hedge Funds Are Betting On General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (JOB)

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The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB).

General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB) shareholders have witnessed an increase in enthusiasm from smart money lately. It is quite surprising, as the share prices of General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB) were down 58.7% throughout the third quarter. In order to understand more about this behaior, we will discuss hedge funds that held positions in General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB) at the end of September.

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 Roka Bioscience Inc (NASDAQ:ROKA), CASI Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CASI), and Arc Group WorldWide Inc (NASDAQ:ARCW) to gather more data points.

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Now, let’s take a look at the recent action regarding General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB).

What have hedge funds been doing with General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB)?

At the end of Q3, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an increase of 300% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, holds the most valuable position in General Employment Enterprises, Inc. (NYSEMKT:JOB). Royce & Associates has a $0.6 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Charles Paquelet of Skylands Capital, with a $0.4 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers that hold long positions comprise Mark Coe’s Coe Capital Management, and Renaissance Technologies.

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