Is Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI) a buy here? Investors who are in the know are getting less optimistic. The number of long hedge fund positions went down by 1 in recent months.
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Consequently, it’s important to take a glance at the key action regarding Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI).
What have hedge funds been doing with Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI)?
At the end of the fourth quarter, a total of 7 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of -13% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly.
When looking at the hedgies we track, Prescott Group Capital Management, managed by Phil Frohlich, holds the most valuable position in Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI). Prescott Group Capital Management has a $21 million position in the stock, comprising 5.5% of its 13F portfolio. On Prescott Group Capital Management’s heels is Joseph A. Jolson of Harvest Capital Strategies, with a $2.6 million position; 0.5% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedgies that are bullish include Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.
Judging by the fact that Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI) has faced falling interest from the smart money, we can see that there was a specific group of fund managers who sold off their entire stakes in Q4. Intriguingly, John Burbank’s Passport Capital sold off the biggest position of the 450+ funds we key on, totaling close to $0.2 million in stock. These transactions are interesting, as total hedge fund interest dropped by 1 funds in Q4.
What do corporate executives and insiders think about Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is particularly usable when the primary stock in question has experienced transactions within the past 180 days. Over the latest six-month time frame, Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI) has seen 1 unique insiders purchasing, and 3 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s check out hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI). These stocks are International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM), Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ), Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC), and Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY). This group of stocks are in the diversified computer systems industry and their market caps match SGI’s market cap.
|Company Name||# of Hedge Funds||# of Insiders Buying||# of Insiders Selling|
|International Business Machines Corp. (NYSE:IBM)||47||0||17|
|Hewlett-Packard Company (NYSE:HPQ)||47||0||0|
|Teradata Corporation (NYSE:TDC)||22||0||4|
|Cray Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAY)||17||0||7|
With the returns exhibited by the aforementioned strategies, retail investors must always monitor hedge fund and insider trading activity, and Silicon Graphics International Corp (NASDAQ:SGI) is an important part of this process.