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Hedge fund interest in Resource America Inc (NASDAQ:REXI) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity, but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as EVINE Live Inc (NASDAQ:EVLV), Perion Network Ltd (NASDAQ:PERI), and ModusLink Global Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:MLNK) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, let’s check out the latest action encompassing Resource America Inc (NASDAQ:REXI).
What does the smart money think about Resource America Inc (NASDAQ:REXI)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, unchanged from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Leon Cooperman’s Omega Advisors has the biggest position in Resource America Inc (NASDAQ:REXI), worth close to $5.2 million, amounting to 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Rima Senvest Management, managed by Richard Mashaal, which holds an $3.2 million position; 0.2% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining professional money managers that hold long positions consist of John Fichthorn’s Dialectic Capital Management, Wayne Cooperman’s Cobalt Capital Management and Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies.