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Is Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:SSRI) a buy right now? The smart money is definitely getting less optimistic. The number of long hedge fund positions dropped by 2 in recent months. SSRI was in 12 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 14 hedge funds in our database with SSRI positions at the end of the previous quarter. 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 DeVry Inc. (NYSE:DV), Vonage Holdings Corp. (NYSE:VG), and Cambrex Corporation (NYSE:CBM) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to check out the key action surrounding Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:SSRI).
How are hedge funds trading Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:SSRI)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 12 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a decline of 14% from one quarter earlier. On the other hand, there were a total of 10 hedge funds with a bullish position in SSRI at the beginning of this year. So, let’s examine which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, holds the biggest position in Silver Standard Resources Inc. (USA) (NASDAQ:SSRI). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $61.1 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Peter Franklin Palmedo of Sun Valley Gold, with a $23.2 million position; 0.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other members of the smart money with similar optimism contain Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Eric Sprott’s Sprott Asset Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw. We should note that two of these hedge funds (Sun Valley Gold and Sprott Asset Management) 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.