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Hedge Funds Are Buying LeMaitre Vascular Inc (LMAT)

After several tireless days we have finished crunching the numbers from the more than 700 13F filings issued by the elite hedge funds and other investment firms that we track at Insider Monkey, which disclosed those firms’ equity portfolios as of September 30. The results of that effort will be put on display in this article, as we share valuable insight into the smart money sentiment towards LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT).

LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT)’s stock is 15% in green in the last month and recently several investors have boosted their price targets on the stock. During the third quarter, the number of funds bullish on the stock, among those we follow, inched up by one and 11 funds reported holding shares of the company as of the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare LMAT to other stocks, including Lipocine Inc (NASDAQ:LPCN), VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC), and Ivy High Income Opportunities Fund (NYSE:IVH) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the latest action surrounding LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT).

How have hedgies been trading LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 10% from the second quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital has the biggest position in LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT), worth close to $6.7 million, comprising 0.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Cannell Capital, led by J. Carlo Cannell, holding a $5 million position; the fund has 1.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that are bullish comprise Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies, and Robert B. Gillam’s McKinley Capital Management.

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