Shanda Games Limited(ADR) (NASDAQ:GAME) investors should pay attention to a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money recently.
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With all of this in mind, it’s important to take a peek at the key action regarding Shanda Games Limited(ADR) (NASDAQ:GAME).
What does the smart money think about Shanda Games Limited(ADR) (NASDAQ:GAME)?
At year’s end, a total of 5 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of -29% from the previous quarter. With hedgies’ capital changing hands, there exists a few notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly.
According to our comprehensive database, Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies had the largest position in Shanda Games Limited(ADR) (NASDAQ:GAME), worth close to $3.5 million, accounting for less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Israel Englander of Millennium Management, with a $0.9 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other peers that hold long positions include John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, Jeffrey Altman’s Owl Creek Asset Management and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group.
Judging by the fact that Shanda Games Limited(ADR) (NASDAQ:GAME) has experienced bearish sentiment from hedge fund managers, it’s safe to say that there lies a certain “tier” of money managers that elected to cut their full holdings heading into 2013. Intriguingly, James Dinan’s York Capital Management said goodbye to the biggest investment of the “upper crust” of funds we track, comprising close to $2.4 million in stock.. SAC Subsidiary’s fund, CR Intrinsic Investors, also dumped its stock, about $1 million worth. These moves are intriguing to say the least, as total hedge fund interest fell by 2 funds heading into 2013.
What have insiders been doing with Shanda Games Limited(ADR) (NASDAQ:GAME)?
Insider trading activity, especially when it’s bullish, is most useful when the company in question has seen transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last half-year time period, Shanda Games Limited(ADR) (NASDAQ:GAME) has seen zero unique insiders buying, 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 Shanda Games Limited(ADR) (NASDAQ:GAME). These stocks are Rosetta Stone Inc (NYSE:RST), Cornerstone OnDemand, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSOD), Changyou.Com Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:CYOU), Take-Two Interactive Software, Inc. (NASDAQ:TTWO), and Perfect World Co., Ltd. (ADR) (NASDAQ:PWRD). This group of stocks belong to the multimedia & graphics software industry and their market caps are closest to GAME’s market cap.