Is Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV) the right pick for your portfolio? Money managers are turning less bullish. The number of long hedge fund bets stayed the same which is a slightly negative development in our experience
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Now, it’s important to take a glance at the recent action surrounding Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV).
How are hedge funds trading Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV)?
At the end of the fourth quarter, a total of 12 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 0% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably.
According to our comprehensive database, Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors had the biggest position in Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV), worth close to $26 million, comprising 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On SAC Capital Advisors’s heels is Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $8 million position; the fund has 0% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedge funds that are bullish include Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management.
Due to the fact that Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV) has faced a declination in interest from the aggregate hedge fund industry, it’s easy to see that there lies a certain “tier” of hedgies that elected to cut their full holdings last quarter. At the top of the heap, James Dinan’s York Capital Management sold off the largest stake of the “upper crust” of funds we track, worth about $2 million in stock., and SAC Subsidiary of CR Intrinsic Investors was right behind this move, as the fund said goodbye to about $2 million worth. These transactions are intriguing to say the least, as total hedge fund interest stayed the same (this is a bearish signal in our experience).
How are insiders trading Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV)?
Bullish insider trading is most useful when the company we’re looking at has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest 180-day time frame, Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV) has experienced zero unique insiders buying, and 1 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s also examine hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV). These stocks are ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CKSW), QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST), Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:VOCS), Demand Media Inc (NYSE:DMD), and InterNAP Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP). This group of stocks are in the internet software & services industry and their market caps are similar to DRIV’s market cap.
|Company Name||# of Hedge Funds||# of Insiders Buying||# of Insiders Selling|
|ClickSoftware Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:CKSW)||6||0||0|
|QuinStreet Inc (NASDAQ:QNST)||8||1||0|
|Vocus, Inc. (NASDAQ:VOCS)||6||1||5|
|Demand Media Inc (NYSE:DMD)||8||0||2|
|InterNAP Network Services (NASDAQ:INAP)||6||1||3|
With the returns exhibited by Insider Monkey’s tactics, retail investors should always monitor hedge fund and insider trading activity, and Digital River, Inc. (NASDAQ:DRIV) is no exception.
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