Concerns over a shift in Fed’s easy monetary policy have hit several hedge funds hard during the third quarter. A number of sectors are in correction territory. More importantly, Russell 2000 ETF (IWM) underperformed the larger S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by more than 14 percentage points between June 25, 2015 and October 30, 2015. Hedge funds and institutional investors tracked by Insider Monkey usually invest a disproportionate amount of their portfolios in smaller cap stocks. We have been receiving indications that hedge funds were paring back their overall exposure and this is one of the factors behind the recent movements in major indices. In this article, we will take a closer look at hedge fund sentiment towards Wageworks Inc (NYSE:WAGE).
Hedge fund interest in Wageworks Inc (NYSE:WAGE) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. At the end of this article we will also compare WAGE to other stocks including Astoria Financial Corp (NYSE:AF), Gentherm Inc (NASDAQ:THRM), and Fairchild Semiconductor Intl Inc (NYSE:FCS) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a glance at the fresh action encompassing Wageworks Inc (NYSE:WAGE).
How have hedgies been trading Wageworks Inc (NYSE:WAGE)?
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Matthew A. Weatherbie’s Weatherbie Capital has the number one position in Wageworks Inc (NYSE:WAGE), worth close to $23.8 million, corresponding to 2.8% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, which holds an $9.4 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money with similar optimism encompass Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Richard S. Meisenberg’s ACK Asset Management and D E Shaw.