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 fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As a result, the relevancy of these public filings and their content is indisputable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA).
Is General Communication, Inc. undervalued? Investors who are in the know are getting more optimistic. The number of long hedge fund bets increased by 3 lately. GNCMA was in 13 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. There were 10 hedge funds in our database with GNCMA 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 VASCO Data Security International, Inc. (NASDAQ:VDSI), Encore Wire Corporation (NASDAQ:WIRE), and Enanta Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ENTA) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a gander at the fresh action encompassing General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA).
How are hedge funds trading General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 13 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 30% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies has the biggest position in General Communication, Inc. (NASDAQ:GNCMA), worth close to $11.3 million, corresponding to less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’ heels is Stonerise Capital Management, led by John C. Walker, holding a $8.6 million position; 3.8% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that hold long positions encompass D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors and Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management.