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What Do Hedge Funds Think of Gain Capital Holdings Inc (GCAP)?

As we already know from media reports and hedge fund investor letters, many hedge funds lost money in the third quarter, blaming macroeconomic conditions and unpredictable events that hit several sectors, with healthcare among them. Nevertheless, most investors decided to stick to their bullish theses and their long-term focus allows us to profit from the recent declines. In particular, let’s take a look at what hedge funds think about Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) in this article.

Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP) was in 17 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2015. GCAP shareholders have witnessed an increase in hedge fund interest of late. There were 16 hedge funds in our database with GCAP positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare GCAP to other stocks including Clifton Savings Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:CSBK), Sun Bancorp, Inc. /NJ (NASDAQ:SNBC), and Heidrick & Struggles International, Inc. (NASDAQ:HSII) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a look at the fresh action surrounding Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP).

What does the smart money think about Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 17 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 6% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Richard Mashaal’s Rima Senvest Management has the largest position in Gain Capital Holdings Inc (NYSE:GCAP), worth close to $32.8 million, corresponding to 2.4% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, which holds an $3.7 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that are bullish comprise Jim Simons’s Renaissance Technologies, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital and D E Shaw.