Is Marketo Inc (MKTO) A Good Stock To Buy?

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The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Marketo Inc (NASDAQ:MKTO).

Marketo investors should pay attention to a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. MKTO was in 15 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 17 hedge funds in our database with MKTO holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare MKTO to other stocks, including Examworks Group, Inc. (NYSE:EXAM), Aduro BioTech Inc (NASDAQ:ADRO), and Atlantic Tele-Network, Inc. (NASDAQ:ATNI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the recent action regarding Marketo Inc (NASDAQ:MKTO).

What does the smart money think about Marketo Inc (NASDAQ:MKTO)?

At the Q3’s end, a total of 15 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of -12% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Ionic Capital Management, managed by Bart Baum, holds the biggest position in Marketo Inc (NASDAQ:MKTO). Ionic Capital Management has a $28.6 million position in the stock, comprising 1.6% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Citadel Investment Group, led by Ken Griffin, holding a $28.4 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining professional money managers with similar optimism contain Anand Parekh’s Alyeska Investment Group, Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies and George McCabe’s Portolan Capital Management.

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