The third quarter was a rough one for most investors, as fears of an interest rate hike in the U.S, a weakening economy in China, and a stagnant Europe, weighed heavily on the minds of investors. Both the S&P 500 and Russell 2000 sank as a result, with the Russell 2000, which is composed of smaller companies, being hit especially hard. This was primarily due to hedge funds, which are big supporters of small-cap stocks, pulling some of their capital out of the volatile markets during this time. Let’s look at how this market volatility affected the sentiment of hedge funds towards Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD), and what that likely means for the prospects of the company and its stock.
Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. At the end of this article we will also compare CALD to other stocks including Cabot Microelectronics Corporation (NASDAQ:CCMP), Fifth Street Finance Corp. (NASDAQ:FSC), and Amerisafe, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMSF) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a peek at the new action regarding Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD).
How have hedgies been trading Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD)?
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, holds the biggest position in Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD). Renaissance Technologies has an $39.8 million position in the stock, comprising 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is RGM Capital, managed by Robert G. Moses, which holds an $38.5 million position; the fund has 5.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money with similar optimism contain George McCabe’s Portolan Capital Management, Brandon Osten’s Venator Capital Management and Richard Driehaus’s Driehaus Capital.