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Is InterXion Holding NV (NYSE:INXN) a buy right now? Money managers are becoming hopeful. The number of bullish hedge fund positions went up by 4 recently. INXN was in 39 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 35 hedge funds in our database with INXN positions at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Nu Skin Enterprises, Inc. (NYSE:NUS), Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. (REIT) (NYSE:RHP), and WPX Energy Inc (NYSE:WPX) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to view the new action encompassing InterXion Holding NV (NYSE:INXN).
How are hedge funds trading InterXion Holding NV (NYSE:INXN)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 39 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an 11% upward move from the previous quarter. Ownership has remained relatively stable over the past three quarters after a surge in Q4 2015.With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Eminence Capital, managed by Ricky Sandler, holds the most valuable position in InterXion Holding NV (NYSE:INXN). Eminence Capital has a $164.1 million position in the stock, comprising 2.7% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Anand Parekh of Alyeska Investment Group, with a $98 million position; 1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other professional money managers with similar optimism include Barry Lebovits and Joshua Kuntz’s Rivulet Capital, D E Shaw, and Greg Poole’s Echo Street Capital Management.