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ATN International Inc (NASDAQ:ATNI) shareholders have witnessed an increase in hedge fund sentiment in recent months. ATNI was in 10 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with ATNI holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare ATNI to other stocks including Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD), Gran Tierra Energy Inc. (NYSEAMEX:GTE), and Mimecast Ltd (NASDAQ:MIME) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to go over the latest action regarding ATN International Inc (NASDAQ:ATNI).
What does the smart money think about ATN International Inc (NASDAQ:ATNI)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 10 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an increase of 11% from the previous quarter. On the other hand, there were a total of 7 hedge funds with a bullish position in ATNI at the beginning of this year. So, let’s check out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world, holds the largest position in ATN International Inc (NASDAQ:ATNI). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $26.3 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Royce & Associates, led by Chuck Royce, which holds a $13.6 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Other peers with similar optimism encompass Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital 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.