Hedge Funds Are Buying Endocyte, Inc. (ECYT)

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Is Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT) a buy, sell, or hold? Investors who are in the know are taking a bullish view. The number of long hedge fund positions moved up by 3 lately. ECYT was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 7 hedge funds in our database with ECYT holdings 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 Genocea Biosciences Inc (NASDAQ:GNCA), Limelight Networks, Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW), and The Phoenix Companies, Inc. (NYSE:PNX) to gather more data points.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a peek at the latest action encompassing Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT).

What does the smart money think about Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT)?

At the Q3’s end, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 43% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Baker Bros. Advisors, managed by Julian Baker and Felix Baker, holds the most valuable position in Endocyte, Inc. (NASDAQ:ECYT). Baker Bros. Advisors has an $6.2 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Millennium Management, managed by Israel Englander, which holds an $3.9 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers that are bullish consist of James Dondero’s Highland Capital Management, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, and Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies.

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