NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM): What Should You Do With The Stock?

NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM) was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of December. DCM investors should be aware of a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money recently. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with DCM positions at the end of the previous quarter.

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Now, let’s take a gander at the key action surrounding NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM).

How are hedge funds trading NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM)?

Heading into 2013, a total of 5 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of -44% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings meaningfully.

When looking at the hedgies we track, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies had the biggest position in NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM), worth close to $37.7 million, accounting for 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’s heels is Ken Fisher of Fisher Asset Management, with a $3.2 million position; the fund has less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that are bullish include John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management.

NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM)Because NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM) has witnessed falling interest from the entirety of the hedge funds we track, we can see that there is a sect of money managers that decided to sell off their positions entirely last quarter. Interestingly, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management cut the largest stake of the 450+ funds we monitor, totaling about $2.4 million in stock.. Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s fund, Arrowstreet Capital, also cut its stock, about $1.8 million worth. These bearish behaviors are intriguing to say the least, as aggregate hedge fund interest was cut by 4 funds last quarter.

What do corporate executives and insiders think about NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM)?

Insider purchases made by high-level executives is most useful when the company we’re looking at has seen transactions within the past six months. Over the latest half-year time frame, NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

Let’s also take a look at hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to NTT Docomo Inc (ADR) (NYSE:DCM). These stocks are France Telecom SA (ADR) (NYSE:FTE), BT Group plc (ADR) (NYSE:BT), China Telecom Corporation Limited (ADR) (NYSE:CHA), Nippon Telegraph & Telephone Corp (ADR) (NYSE:NTT), and Telefonica S.A. (ADR) (NYSE:TEF). This group of stocks are in the telecom services – foreign industry and their market caps are similar to DCM’s market cap.