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Is Cascadian Therapeutics Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:CASC) a superb investment today? Hedge funds are definitely reducing their bets on the stock. The number of long hedge fund investments decreased by 3 in recent months. CASC was in 11 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 14 hedge funds in our database with CASC positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare CASC to other stocks including Farmers Capital Bank Corp (NASDAQ:FFKT), Verso Corporation (NYSE:VRS), and Adaptimmune Therapeutics PLC – ADR (NASDAQ:ADAP) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to check out the fresh action regarding Cascadian Therapeutics Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:CASC).
What have hedge funds been doing with Cascadian Therapeutics Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:CASC)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -21% from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards CASC over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s review 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, Baupost Group, led by Seth Klarman, holds the largest position in Cascadian Therapeutics Inc (USA) (NASDAQ:CASC). Baupost Group has a $41 million position in the stock, comprising 0.6% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Biotechnology Value Fund, led by Mark Lampert, holding a $30.8 million position; the fund has 5.8% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions consist of Behzad Aghazadeh’s venBio Select Advisor, Joseph Edelman’s Perceptive Advisors and Millennium Management, one of the 10 largest hedge funds in the world. 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.