The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge funds have been producing disappointing net returns in recent years, however that was partly due to the poor performance of small-cap stocks in general. Well, small-cap stocks finally turned the corner and have been beating the large-cap stocks by more than 10 percentage points over the last 5 months.This means the relevancy of hedge funds’ public filings became inarguable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR) .
Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR) shareholders have witnessed an increase in hedge fund interest lately. EXTR was in 20 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 16 hedge funds in our database with EXTR 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 Alpine Global Premier Properties Fund (NYSE:AWP), Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAST), and Anworth Mortgage Asset Corporation (NYSE:ANH) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to check out the key action surrounding Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR).
What does the smart money think about Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 20 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 25% from the second quarter of 2016. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in EXTR over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s check out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies has the most valuable position in Extreme Networks, Inc (NASDAQ:EXTR), worth close to $20.9 million, amounting to less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Arbiter Partners Capital Management, led by Paul J. Isaac, holding a $16.5 million position; 2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining members of the smart money that hold long positions comprise Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and George Soros’s Soros Fund Management. We should note that two of these hedge funds (Arbiter Partners Capital Management and Soros Fund Management) 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.