Is EPIQ Systems, Inc. (EPIQ) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

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EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ) was in 9 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of March. EPIQ has seen an increase in enthusiasm from smart money recently. There were 5 hedge funds in our database with EPIQ positions at the end of the previous quarter.

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Now, we’re going to take a glance at the latest action regarding EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ).

How have hedgies been trading EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ)?

At the end of the first quarter, a total of 9 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 80% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably.

EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ)Of the funds we track, P2 Capital Partners, managed by Claus Moller, holds the largest position in EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ). P2 Capital Partners has a $22.9 million position in the stock, comprising 3.9% of its 13F portfolio. On P2 Capital Partners’s heels is Dreman Value Management, managed by David Dreman, which held a $3.3 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedge funds that hold long positions include D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.

With a general bullishness amongst the heavyweights, some big names were leading the bulls’ herd. Dreman Value Management, managed by David Dreman, initiated the most outsized position in EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ). Dreman Value Management had 3.3 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management also made a $0.4 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management and Neil Chriss’s Hutchin Hill Capital.

How have insiders been trading EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ)?

Bullish insider trading is most useful when the company in question has experienced transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last 180-day time period, EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ) has seen 1 unique insiders buying, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

Let’s also examine hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to EPIQ Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:EPIQ). These stocks are Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE), Computer Task Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTGX), Virtusa Corporation (NASDAQ:VRTU), 21Vianet Group Inc (NASDAQ:VNET), and Greenway Medical Technologies, Inc. (NYSE:GWAY). This group of stocks are in the information technology services industry and their market caps are similar to EPIQ’s market cap.

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