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Arowana Inc. Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:ARWA) shares didn’t see a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare ARWA to other stocks including Attunity Ltd (NASDAQ:ATTU), Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:AUPH), and Gridsum Holding Inc – ADR (NASDAQ:GSUM) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to take a look at the key action surrounding Arowana Inc. Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:ARWA).
How have hedgies been trading Arowana Inc. Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:ARWA)?
Heading into the fourth quarter of 2016, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, unchanged from one quarter earlier. On the other hand, there were a total of 6 hedge funds with a bullish position in ARWA at the beginning of this year. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Andrew Weiss’ Weiss Asset Management holds the most valuable position in Arowana Inc. Ordinary Shares (NASDAQ:ARWA). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $5.6 million position in the stock, comprising 1% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Phillip Goldstein, Andrew Dakos and Steven Samuels’ Bulldog Investors, which holds a $4.1 million position. Some other professional money managers with similar optimism contain Sander Gerber’s Hudson Bay Capital Management and Paul Glazer’s Glazer Capital. We should note that Hudson Bay Capital Management is among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.