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MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX) was in 21 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX) investors should be aware of an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds in recent months. There were 20 hedge funds in our database with MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX) positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article, we will also compare MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX) to other stocks, including Hercules Technology Growth Capital Inc (NYSE:HTGC), Rofin-Sinar Technologies (NASDAQ:RSTI), and ADTRAN, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADTN) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to view the recent action regarding MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX).
How have hedgies been trading MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 21 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, an increase of 5% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Point72 Asset Management, managed by Steve Cohen, holds the most valuable position in MacroGenics Inc (NASDAQ:MGNX). Point72 Asset Management has a $54.2 million position in the stock, comprising 0.4% of its 13F portfolio. On Point72 Asset Management’s heels is John Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital, with a $28.9 million position; 0.3% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism consist of Dmitry Balyasny’s Balyasny Asset Management, James E. Flynn’s Deerfield Management, and Tiger Management.