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Hedge fund interest in RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC) 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 Meridian Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:EBSB), Lakeland Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:LKFN), and Ethan Allen Interiors Inc. (NYSE:ETH) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a gander at the key action encompassing RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC).
What have hedge funds been doing with RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC)?
At the end of September, a total of 18 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, flat over the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of key hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies has the most valuable position in RPX Corp (NASDAQ:RPXC), worth close to $15.3 million, comprising less than 0.1% of its total 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’s heels is D E Shaw, with a $12.3 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that are bullish consist of Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, and Nathaniel August’s Mangrove Partners.