The third quarter was a rough one for most investors, as fears of an interest rate hike in the U.S, a weakening economy in China, and a stagnant Europe, weighed heavily on the minds of investors. Both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 sank as a result, with the Russell 2000, which is composed of smaller companies, being hit especially hard. This was primarily due to hedge funds, which are big supporters of small-cap stocks, pulling some of their capital out of the volatile markets during this time. Let’s look at how this market volatility affected the sentiment of hedge funds towards Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:CAMB), and what that likely means for the prospects of the company and its stock.
Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corp shareholders have witnessed a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds 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 Horizon Technology Finance Corp (NASDAQ:HRZN), Evans Bancorp Inc. (NYSEMKT:EVBN), and Unique Fabricating Inc (NYSEMKT:UFAB) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to go over the key action encompassing Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:CAMB).
How have hedgies been trading Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:CAMB)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 4 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a drop of 20% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Seneca Capital, managed by Douglas Hirsch, holds the number one position in Cambridge Capital Acquisition Corp (NASDAQ:CAMB). Seneca Capital has a $2.8 million position in the stock, comprising 1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Weiss Asset Management, managed by Andrew Weiss, which holds a $2 million position; 1.5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism consist of Brian Taylor’s Pine River Capital Management and Paul Glazer’s Glazer Capital.