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Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI) shares haven’t seen a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged, with the stock still being held in 22 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. At the end of this article we will also compare Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd to other stocks including Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (NASDAQ:MHLD), Analogic Corporation (NASDAQ:ALOG), and Spark Therapeutics Inc (NASDAQ:ONCE) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, let’s review the new action encompassing Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI).
What have hedge funds been doing with Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 22 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, unchanged from the second quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or had already accumulated large positions).
According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Sloane Robinson Investment Management, managed by Hugh Sloane, holds the biggest position in Hollysys Automation Technologies Ltd (NASDAQ:HOLI). Sloane Robinson Investment Management has a $33.4 million position in the stock, comprising 37.4% of its 13F portfolio. On Sloane Robinson Investment Management’s heels is Impax Asset Management, managed by Ian Simm, which holds a $9.2 million position; 0.6% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other peers with similar optimism include Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Patrik Brummer’s Zenit Asset Management AB, and Renaissance Technologies.