This Metric Says You Are Smart to Buy Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (PACT)

Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT) investors should be aware of an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a gander at the key action encompassing Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT).

Hedge fund activity in Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT)

At the end of the first quarter, a total of 13 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 8% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly.

According to our comprehensive database, Lone Pine Capital, managed by Stephen Mandel, holds the most valuable position in Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT). Lone Pine Capital has a $48.9 million position in the stock, comprising 0.3% of its 13F portfolio. On Lone Pine Capital’s heels is J Kevin Kenny Jr of Emerging Sovereign Group, with a $19.9 million position; the fund has 1.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedgies that hold long positions include Lei Zhang’s Hillhouse Capital Management, Roberto Mignone’s Bridger Management and Seymour Sy Kaufman and Michael Stark’s Crosslink Capital.

Consequently, some big names have jumped into Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT) headfirst. Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, created the most outsized position in Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT). Renaissance Technologies had 0.9 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Israel Englander’s Millennium Management also initiated a $0.1 million position during the quarter.

How have insiders been trading Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT)?

Insider buying is most useful when the company in focus has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest half-year time frame, Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

Let’s also review hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Pactera Technology Intl Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:PACT). These stocks are Velti Plc (NASDAQ:VELT), Simulations Plus, Inc. (NASDAQ:SLP), Perion Network Ltd (NASDAQ:PERI), Datawatch Corporation (NASDAQ:DWCH), and Official Payments Holdings Inc (NASDAQ:OPAY). This group of stocks are the members of the business software & services industry and their market caps match PACT’s market cap.