Hedge funds run by legendary names like Nelson Peltz and David Tepper make billions of dollars a year for themselves and their super-rich accredited investors (you’ve got to have a minimum of $1 million liquid to invest in a hedge fund) by spending enormous resources on analyzing and uncovering data about small-cap stocks that the big brokerage houses don’t follow. Small caps are where they can generate significant out-performance. These stocks have been on a tear since the end of June, outperforming large-cap index funds by more than 10 percentage points. That’s why we pay special attention to hedge fund activity in these stocks.
RadNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT) was in 8 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. RDNT shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund interest of late. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with RDNT holdings at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare RDNT to other stocks including Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:CRVS), Natural Resource Partners LP (NYSE:NRP), and Arlington Asset Investment Corp (NYSE:AI) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the new action regarding RadNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT).
How have hedgies been trading RadNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 8 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a decline of 11% from the second quarter of 2016. On the other hand, there were a total of 10 hedge funds with a bullish position in RDNT at the beginning of this year. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management has the most valuable position in RadNet Inc. (NASDAQ:RDNT), worth close to $30.9 million, amounting to 2.2% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Jonathan Lourie and Stuart Fiertz of Cheyne Capital, with a $3.5 million position; 2.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers that are bullish contain Renaissance Technologies, one of the largest hedge funds in the world, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors and Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management. We should note that none of these hedge funds 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.