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TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT) was in 13 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. TTGT has seen an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds of late. There were 11 hedge funds in our database with TTGT holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare TTGT to other stocks including CRA International, Inc. (NASDAQ:CRAI), Zix Corporation (NASDAQ:ZIXI), and Invivo Therapeutics Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:NVIV) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s review the recent action surrounding TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT).
Hedge fund activity in TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 13 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a boost of 18% from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards TTGT over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s see 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, Brian Bares, Russell Mollen, and James Bradshaw’s Nine Ten Partners has the biggest position in TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT), worth close to $23.8 million, corresponding to 8.2% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Trigran Investments, led by Douglas T. Granat, which holds a $21.2 million position; the fund has 5.5% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money that are bullish include Jeffrey Jacobowitz’s Simcoe Capital Management, Amy Minella’s Cardinal Capital and David Park’s Headlands Capital. 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.