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Is BHAT a good stock to buy? Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ:BHAT) has seen an increase in hedge fund interest lately. Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ:BHAT) was in 3 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the first quarter of 2021. The all time high for this statistic is 3. This means the bullish number of hedge fund positions in this stock currently sits at its all time high. Our calculations also showed that BHAT isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q1 rankings).
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John Overdeck of Two Sigma Advisors
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Do Hedge Funds Think BHAT Is A Good Stock To Buy Now?
At the end of the first quarter, a total of 3 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a change of 50% from the previous quarter. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in BHAT over the last 23 quarters. So, let’s check out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Renaissance Technologies has the number one position in Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ:BHAT), worth close to $0.9 million, corresponding to less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. On Renaissance Technologies’s heels is Two Sigma Advisors, managed by John Overdeck and David Siegel, which holds a $0.1 million position; less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. In terms of the portfolio weights assigned to each position Renaissance Technologies allocated the biggest weight to Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ:BHAT), around 0.0011% of its 13F portfolio. Two Sigma Advisors is also relatively very bullish on the stock, designating 0.0003 percent of its 13F equity portfolio to BHAT.
As industrywide interest jumped, specific money managers have been driving this bullishness. Two Sigma Advisors, managed by John Overdeck and David Siegel, initiated the most outsized position in Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ:BHAT). Two Sigma Advisors had $0.1 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group also made a $0.1 million investment in the stock during the quarter.
Let’s check out hedge fund activity in other stocks similar to Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ:BHAT). We will take a look at PHX Minerals Inc. (NYSE:PHX), TESSCO Technologies, Inc. (NASDAQ:TESS), Biomerica, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRA), EZGO Technologies Ltd. (NASDAQ:EZGO), NXT-ID Inc. (NASDAQ:NXTD), Ocuphire Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:OCUP), and Monaker Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:MKGI). This group of stocks’ market caps resemble BHAT’s market cap.
[table] Ticker, No of HFs with positions, Total Value of HF Positions (x1000), Change in HF Position PHX,5,6822,-1 TESS,2,4116,-1 BMRA,1,153,0 EZGO,2,372,2 NXTD,1,21,1 OCUP,4,1761,3 MKGI,1,74,-1 Average,2.3,1903,0.4 [/table]
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As you can see these stocks had an average of 2.3 hedge funds with bullish positions and the average amount invested in these stocks was $2 million. That figure was $1 million in BHAT’s case. PHX Minerals Inc. (NYSE:PHX) is the most popular stock in this table. On the other hand Biomerica, Inc. (NASDAQ:BMRA) is the least popular one with only 1 bullish hedge fund positions. Fujian Blue Hat Interactive Entertainment Technology Ltd. (NASDAQ:BHAT) is not the most popular stock in this group but hedge fund interest is still above average. Our overall hedge fund sentiment score for BHAT is 61. Stocks with higher number of hedge fund positions relative to other stocks as well as relative to their historical range receive a higher sentiment score. This is a slightly positive signal but we’d rather spend our time researching stocks that hedge funds are piling on. Our calculations showed that top 5 most popular stocks among hedge funds returned 95.8% in 2019 and 2020, and outperformed the S&P 500 ETF (SPY) by 40 percentage points. These stocks gained 17.2% in 2021 through June 11th and beat the market again by 3.3 percentage points. Unfortunately BHAT wasn’t nearly as popular as these 5 stocks and hedge funds that were betting on BHAT were disappointed as the stock returned -35.3% since the end of March (through 6/11) and underperformed the market. If you are interested in investing in large cap stocks with huge upside potential, you should check out the top 5 most popular stocks among hedge funds as many of these stocks already outperformed the market since 2019.
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