Hedge Funds Are Dumping Insperity Inc (NSP)

What’s a smart Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) investor to do?

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Equally as key, bullish insider trading sentiment is a second way to analyze the marketplace. As the old adage goes: there are a number of motivations for a bullish insider to get rid of shares of his or her company, but just one, very clear reason why they would buy. Various academic studies have demonstrated the market-beating potential of this strategy if “monkeys” understand where to look (learn more here).

What’s more, we’re going to discuss the recent info for Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP).

Hedge fund activity in Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP)

At Q2’s end, a total of 11 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of -15% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably.

Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP)According to our 13F database, Stadium Capital Management, managed by Alexander Medina Seaver, holds the largest position in Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP). Stadium Capital Management has a $80.1 million position in the stock, comprising 20.2% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, which held a $5.3 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedge funds that hold long positions include Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw and Peter Algert and Kevin Coldiron’s Algert Coldiron Investors.

Because Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) has witnessed a fall in interest from upper-tier hedge fund managers, logic holds that there is a sect of hedge funds that elected to cut their positions entirely in Q1. It’s worth mentioning that Neil Chriss’s Hutchin Hill Capital sold off the biggest stake of the 450+ funds we watch, comprising about $0.6 million in stock. Matthew Tewksbury’s fund, Stevens Capital Management, also dumped its stock, about $0.3 million worth. These moves are important to note, as total hedge fund interest was cut by 2 funds in Q1.

How have insiders been trading Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP)?

Legal insider trading, particularly when it’s bullish, is best served when the primary stock in question has experienced transactions within the past six months. Over the last six-month time period, Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

We’ll also take a look at the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Insperity Inc (NYSE:NSP). These stocks are Team, Inc. (NYSE:TISI), InnerWorkings, Inc. (NASDAQ:INWK), LivePerson, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPSN), WNS (Holdings) Limited (ADR) (NYSE:WNS), and RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC). All of these stocks are in the business services industry and their market caps are similar to NSP’s market cap.