United Online, Inc. (UNTD): Are Hedge Funds Right About This Stock?

We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we look at what those investors think of United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTD).

United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTD) was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. UNTD investors should pay attention to a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money lately. There were 18 hedge funds in our database with UNTD positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare UNTD to other stocks, including Contango Oil & Gas Company (NYSEAMEX:MCF), Enzo Biochem, Inc. (NYSE:ENZ), and Information Services Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:III) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the key action regarding United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTD).

What have hedge funds been doing with United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTD)?

At the Q3’s end, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of -11% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).

According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, J. Carlo Cannell’s Cannell Capital has the biggest position in United Online, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNTD), worth close to $5.5 million, accounting for 2% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, which holds a $5.2 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining peers with similar optimism contain Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.