There are several ways to beat the market, and investing in small cap stocks has historically been one of them. We like to improve the odds of beating the market further by examining what famous hedge fund operators such as Carl Icahn and George Soros think. Those hedge fund operators make billions of dollars each year by hiring the best and the brightest to do research on stocks, including small cap stocks that big brokerage houses simply don’t cover. Because of Carl Icahn and other elite funds’ exemplary historical records, we pay attention to their small cap picks. In this article, we use hedge fund filing data to analyze Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ:IDTI).
Is Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ:IDTI) undervalued? Hedge funds are taking a pessimistic view. The number of long hedge fund positions retreated by 1 recently. IDTI was in 25 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 26 hedge funds in our database with IDTI holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare IDTI to other stocks including Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO), Penske Automotive Group, Inc. (NYSE:PAG), and RLJ Lodging Trust (NYSE:RLJ) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, let’s check out the latest action surrounding Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ:IDTI).
What does the smart money think about Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ:IDTI)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, down 4% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies has the most valuable position in Integrated Device Technology Inc (NASDAQ:IDTI), worth close to $69.2 million and corresponding to 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by AQR Capital Management, managed by Cliff Asness, which holds a $69.1 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish encompass Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group, Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP and Douglas T. Granat’s Trigran Investments.