Is Research In Motion Ltd (BBRY) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) investors should be aware of a decrease in support from the world’s most elite money managers of late.

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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the key action encompassing Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY).

What does the smart money think about Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)?

Heading into 2013, a total of 31 of the hedge funds we track were long in this stock, a change of -9% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly.

When looking at the hedgies we track, Fairfax Financial Holdings, managed by Prem Watsa, holds the biggest position in Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY). Fairfax Financial Holdings has a $615 million long position in the stock, comprising 24.5% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Viking Global, managed by Andreas Halvorsen, which held a $189 million position; 1.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedge funds that are bullish include Donald Yacktman’s Yacktman Asset Management, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies and Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital.

Research in Motion Ltd. (BBRY)Due to the fact that Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has experienced a declination in interest from hedge fund managers, it’s easy to see that there were a few hedge funds who were dropping their positions entirely in Q4. Interestingly, Boaz Weinstein’s Saba Capital cut its position, along with a few other larger names, like Jeffrey Vinik’s Vinik Asset Management and Rob Citrone’s Discovery Capital Management. These moves are interesting, as aggregate hedge fund interest dropped by 3 funds in Q4.

What do corporate executives and insiders think about Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY)?

Insider purchases made by high-level executives is at its handiest when the company in focus has experienced transactions within the past six months. Over the last 180-day time frame, Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

With the results shown by our strategies, retail investors must always monitor hedge fund and insider trading sentiment, and Research In Motion Ltd (NASDAQ:BBRY) is an important part of this process.

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