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Is Boingo Wireless Inc (WIFI) A Good Stock To Buy?

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Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI) has seen a decrease in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. WIFI was in 15 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 16 hedge funds in our database with WIFI holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare WIFI to other stocks including Culp, Inc. (NYSE:CFI), Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:DFRG), and Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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What does the smart money think about Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 15 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 6% dip from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards WIFI over the last 5 quarters, which has remained in a relatively narrow range. So, let’s see which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.


When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Park West Asset Management, led by Peter S. Park, holds the most valuable position in Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI). Park West Asset Management has a $20.9 million position in the stock, comprising 1.9% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Renaissance Technologies, founded by Jim Simons, which holds a $14.9 million position. Other professional money managers that are bullish contain Amy Minella’s Cardinal Capital, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, and Charles Paquelet’s Skylands 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.

Seeing as Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI) has faced a decline in interest from the aggregate hedge fund industry, logic holds that there was a specific group of hedgies that elected to cut their full holdings heading into Q4. At the top of the heap, Adam Wright and Gary Kohler’s Blue Clay Capital cashed in the biggest investment of the 700 funds followed by Insider Monkey, valued at close to $0.6 million in stock, and Michael M. Rothenberg’s Moab Capital Partners was right behind this move, as the fund cut about $0.4 million worth of shares.

Let’s check out hedge fund activity in other stocks – not necessarily in the same industry as Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI) but similarly valued. We will take a look at Culp, Inc. (NYSE:CFI), Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:DFRG), Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA), and Straight Path Communications Inc (NYSEMKT:STRP). All of these stocks’ market caps match WIFI’s market cap.

Ticker No of HFs with positions Total Value of HF Positions (x1000) Change in HF Position
CFI 8 27763 0
DFRG 19 76414 0
SVA 6 25685 2
STRP 7 30791 -1

As you can see these stocks had an average of 10 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $40 million. That figure was $66 million in WIFI’s case. Del Frisco’s Restaurant Group Inc (NASDAQ:DFRG) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Sinovac Biotech Ltd. (NASDAQ:SVA) is the least popular one with only 6 bullish hedge fund positions. Boingo Wireless Inc (NASDAQ:WIFI) is not the most popular stock in this group but hedge fund interest is still above average. This is a slightly positive signal but we’d rather spend our time researching stocks that hedge funds are piling on. In this regard DFRG might be a better candidate to consider taking a long position in.

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