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Is Tarena International Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:TEDU) going to take off soon? Hedge funds are actually actually taking a pessimistic view. The number of bullish hedge fund investments were cut by 1 in recent months. There were 8 hedge funds in our database with TEDU holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare TEDU to other stocks including First Community Bancshares Inc (NASDAQ:FCBC), Tsakos Energy Navigation Ltd. (NYSE:TNP), and TG Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:TGTX) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s go over the fresh action surrounding Tarena International Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:TEDU).
What does the smart money think about Tarena International Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:TEDU)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 7 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -13% from the previous quarter. By comparison, 4 hedge funds held shares or bullish call options in TEDU heading into 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, Wang Chen’s Serenity Capital has the number one position in Tarena International Inc (ADR) (NASDAQ:TEDU), worth close to $10.7 million, amounting to 3.5% of its total 13F portfolio. On Serenity Capital’s heels is Renaissance Technologies, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world, which holds a $4.1 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers that hold long positions comprise D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Gifford Combs’s Dalton Investments 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.