Hedge Funds Are Crazy About Reading International, Inc. (RDI)

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A whopping number of 13F filings filed with U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission has been processed by Insider Monkey so that individual investors can look at the overall hedge fund sentiment towards the stocks included in their watchlists. These freshly-submitted public filings disclose money managers’ equity positions as of the end of the three-month period that ended September 30, so let’s proceed with the discussion of the hedge fund sentiment on Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI) .

Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI) investors should pay attention to an increase in hedge fund sentiment lately. RDI was in 7 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 4 hedge funds in our database with RDI positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare RDI to other stocks including Aralez Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ARLZ), City Office REIT Inc (NYSE:CIO), and Lionbridge Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:LIOX) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to analyze the recent action regarding Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI).

How are hedge funds trading Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, growth of 75% from one quarter earlier. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards RDI over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s find out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, holds the most valuable position in Reading International, Inc. (NASDAQ:RDI). Renaissance Technologies has a $13.6 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is GAMCO Investors, led by Mario Gabelli, holding a $0.5 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other peers with similar optimism comprise Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management, Donald Yacktman’s Yacktman Asset Management and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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