You probably know from experience that there is not as much information on small-cap companies as there is on large companies. Of course, this makes it really hard and difficult for individual investors to make proper and accurate analysis of certain small-cap companies. However, well-known and successful hedge fund investors like Carl Icahn and George Soros hold the necessary resources and abilities to conduct an extensive stock analysis on small-cap stocks, which enable them to make millions of dollars by identifying potential winners within the small-cap galaxy of stocks. This represents the main reason why Insider Monkey takes notice of the hedge fund activity in these overlooked stocks.
ARRIS International PLC (NASDAQ:ARRS) was in 39 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. ARRS shareholders have witnessed an increase in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. There were 36 hedge funds in our database with ARRS holdings 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 Validus Holdings, Ltd. (NYSE:VR), Bright Horizons Family Solutions Inc (NYSE:BFAM), and DCP Midstream Partners, LP (NYSE:DPM) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to go over the latest action surrounding ARRIS International PLC (NASDAQ:ARRS).
Hedge fund activity in ARRIS International PLC (NASDAQ:ARRS)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 39 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an 8% uptick from the second quarter of 2016, which followed a sharp boost in the second quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Eminence Capital, managed by Ricky Sandler, holds the most valuable position in ARRIS International PLC (NASDAQ:ARRS). Eminence Capital has a $214.3 million position in the stock, comprising 3.6% of its 13F portfolio. On Eminence Capital’s heels is Valinor Management LLC, managed by David Gallo, which holds a $98.7 million position; 3.4% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism comprise Robert Rodriguez and Steven Romick’s First Pacific Advisors LLC, Josh Resnick’s Jericho Capital Asset Management and Ryan Frick and Oliver Evans’ Dorsal Capital Management.