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Is J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM) going to take off soon? Prominent investors are betting on the stock. The number of bullish hedge fund bets went up by 3 recently. 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 OneMain Holdings Inc (NYSE:OMF), Yanzhou Coal Mining Co Ltd (ADR) (NYSE:YZC), and Gerdau SA (ADR) (NYSE:GGB) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to take a look at the fresh action regarding J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM).
How have hedgies been trading J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 23 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, up by 15% from the second quarter of 2016. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Cardinal Capital, managed by Amy Minella, holds the number one position in J2 Global Inc (NASDAQ:JCOM). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $41.6 million position in the stock, comprising 1.9% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Chuck Royce of Royce & Associates, with a $24.7 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other professional money managers with similar optimism consist of Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management and Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management.