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Should You Be Tempted To ‘Sell’ Limelight Networks (LLNW) Stock

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Wasatch Micro Cap Fund recently released its Q4 2020 Investor Letter, a copy of which you can download here. The fund posted a return of 31.3% for the quarter, underperforming its benchmark, the Russell Microcap Index which returned 31.4% in the same quarter. You should check out Wasatch's top 5 stock picks for investors to buy right now, which could be the biggest winners of 2021.

In the Q4 2020 Investor Letter, Wasatch highlighted a few stocks and Limelight Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) is one of them. Limelight Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) operates content delivery network for internet distribution of video, music, games, and download. In the last three months, Limelight Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) stock lost 26.1% and on February 24th it had a closing price of $3.42. Here is what Wasatch said:

"The greatest detractor from Fund performance was Limelight Networks, Inc. (LLNW). The company’s content-delivery network enables businesses to deliver digital content across internet, mobile and social channels. Limelight’s stock price had surged earlier in the year as billions of people around the globe streamed online media while sheltering in place. The debut of several new overthe-top streaming services also boosted demand for the company’s capabilities. Believing those drivers to be temporary, we significantly reduced our position in Limelight during second and third quarters. With competition heating up and the company’s growth likely to decelerate, we liquidated the Fund’s remaining shares during the fourth quarter."

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In Q3 2020, the number of bullish hedge fund positions on Limelight Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) stock decreased by about 29% from the previous quarter (see the chart here), so a number of other hedge fund managers don't believe in LLNW's growth potential. Our calculations showed that Limelight Networks Inc. (NASDAQ:LLNW) isn't ranked among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds.

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