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Is GSV Capital Corp (GSVC) A Good Stock To Buy?

Between June 25 and October 30th the Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) lagged the larger S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by more than 14 percentage points as investors worried over the possible ramifications of rising interest rates. The hedge funds and institutional investors we track typically invest more in smaller-cap stocks than an average investor, and we have seen data that shows those funds paring back their overall exposure. Those funds cutting positions in small-caps is one reason why volatility has increased. In the following paragraphs, we take a closer look at what hedge funds and prominent investors think of GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC) and see how the stock is affected by the recent hedge fund activity.

Is GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC) a sound investment today? The smart money is in a bearish mood. The number of long hedge fund positions dropped by 1 recently. What is even more interesting is that the hedge funds followed the trajectory of GSV Capital Corp’s stock, which dropped 23.86% during the third quarter. Considering the lower outlook, we are up to the task to find out more about the hedge funds holding positions in GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC).

For an overall market understanding, we will also compare GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC) to other stocks including Five Star Quality Care, Inc. (NYSE:FVE), Exa Corp (NASDAQ:EXA), and ASA Gold and Precious Metals Ltd (NYSE:ASA) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to analyze the fresh action surrounding GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC).

How are hedge funds trading GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a decline of 14% 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 stakes meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Jacob Doft’s Highline Capital Management has the biggest position in GSV Capital Corp (NASDAQ:GSVC), worth close to $1.3 million, amounting to 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Robert B. Gillam of McKinley Capital Management, with a $0.9 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism contain Gavin Saitowitz and Cisco J. del Valle’s Springbok Capital, Peter Muller’s PDT Partners, and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.

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