What Do Hedge Funds Think of YuMe Inc (YUME)?

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Insider Monkey has processed numerous 13F filings of hedge funds and famous investors to create an extensive database of hedge fund holdings. The 13F filings show the hedge funds and investors’ positions as of the end of the third quarter. You can find write-ups about an individual hedge fund’s trades on numerous financial news websites. However, in this article we will take a look at their collective moves and analyze what the smart money thinks of YuMe Inc (NYSE:YUME) based on that data.

Is YuMe Inc (NYSE:YUME) the right investment to pursue these days? The smart money is taking a pessimistic view. The number of bullish hedge fund bets were cut by 4 recently. YUME was in 5 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 9 hedge funds in our database with YUME holdings 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 Fuel Systems Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:FSYS), Atlantic Coast Financial Corp (NASDAQ:ACFC), and PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PIP) to gather more data points.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the recent action surrounding YuMe Inc (NYSE:YUME).

What have hedge funds been doing with YuMe Inc (NYSE:YUME)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -44% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Royce & Associates, managed by Chuck Royce, holds the number one position in YuMe Inc (NYSE:YUME). Royce & Associates has a $1.3 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Jim Simons of Renaissance Technologies, with a $0.4 million position; less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Some other members of the smart money that are bullish encompass D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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