How Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (VDTH) Stacks Up Against Its Peers

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Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund interest recently. There were 14 hedge funds in our database with VDTH positions at the end of June, 3 more than there were at the end of September. 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 United Insurance Holdings Corp.(NDA) (NASDAQ:UIHC), VSE Corporation (NASDAQ:VSEC), and LeMaitre Vascular Inc (NASDAQ:LMAT) to gather more data points.

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How have hedgies been trading Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH)?

Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 21% drop from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 14 hedge funds with a bullish position in VDTH at the beginning of this year, same as at the end of June. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes substantially (or already accumulated large positions).


Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Luxor Capital Group, led by Christian Leone, holds the most valuable position in Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH). Luxor Capital Group has a $52.7 million position in the stock, comprising 1.5% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by GMT Capital, led by Thomas E. Claugus, which holds a $17.1 million position. Remaining professional money managers that are bullish comprise Remy Trafelet’s Trafelet Capital, Noam Gottesman’s GLG Partners, and Matthew Halbower’s Pentwater 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-micro-cap stocks.

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