While the market driven by short-term sentiment influenced by uncertainty regarding the future of the interest rate environment in the US, the low commodity prices and the economic turmoil in China, many smart money investors are keeping their optimism regarding the current bull run, while still hedging many of their long positions. However, as we know, big investors usually buy stocks with strong fundamentals, which is why we believe we can profit from imitating them. In this article, we are going to take a look at the smart money sentiment surrounding TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT).
TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT) investors should pay attention to an increase in support from the world’s most elite money managers recently. TTGT was in 16 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 15 hedge funds in our database with TTGT 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 Pacific Biosciences of California (NASDAQ:PACB), Ameresco Inc (NYSE:AMRC), and CTC Media, Inc. (NASDAQ:CTCM) to gather more data points.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the fresh action encompassing TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT).
What have hedge funds been doing with TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT)?
Heading into Q4, a total of 16 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 7% from the second quarter. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Amy Minella’s Cardinal Capital has the biggest position in TechTarget Inc (NASDAQ:TTGT), worth close to $11.6 million, accounting for 0.7% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Trigran Investments, led by Douglas T. Granat, holding a $10.5 million position; the fund has 3.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other professional money managers that hold long positions contain Jeffrey Jacobowitz’s Simcoe Capital Management, Michael Murphy and Daniel Donoghue’s Discovery Group and George McCabe’s Portolan Capital Management.