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Resources Connection, Inc. (RECN) Not Doing Enough To Attract Smart Money

After several tireless days we have finished crunching the numbers from the more than 700 13F filings issued by the elite hedge funds and other investment firms that we track at Insider Monkey, which disclosed those firms’ equity portfolios as of September 30. The results of that effort will be put on display in this article, as we share valuable insight into the smart money sentiment towards Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN).

Is Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN) a healthy stock for your portfolio? Prominent investors are turning less bullish. The number of bullish hedge fund bets retreated by 1 recently, falling to 11. At the end of this article we will also compare Resources Connection, Inc. to other stocks including Forrester Research, Inc. (NASDAQ:FORR), Vascular Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:VASC), and Kraton Performance Polymers Inc (NYSE:KRA) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Now, let’s view the fresh action encompassing Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN).

How have hedgies been trading Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 11 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, an 8% drop from the second quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially (or had already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates has the largest position in Resources Connection, Inc. (NASDAQ:RECN), worth close to $15.8 million, comprising 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Renaissance Technologies, with a $3.9 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors that are bullish contain Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, and Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital.

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