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Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH) has seen a decrease in hedge fund sentiment lately. VDTH was in 19 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 21 hedge funds in our database with VDTH positions at the end of the previous quarter. 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 Capstead Mortgage Corporation (NYSE:CMO), US Ecology Inc. (NASDAQ:ECOL), and Callidus Software Inc. (NASDAQ:CALD) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, we’re going to check out the recent action surrounding Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH).
How have hedgies been trading Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 19 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a drop of 10% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their stakes considerably (or had already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Christian Leone’s Luxor Capital Group has the most valuable position in Videocon d2h Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:VDTH), worth close to $80.5 million, accounting for 1.8% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Trafelet Capital, managed by Remy Trafelet, which holds a $13.9 million position; the fund has 9.4% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism comprise Matthew Halbower’s Pentwater Capital Management, Noam Gottesman’s GLG Partners, and Richard Driehaus’ Driehaus Capital.