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Boston Scientific Corporation (BSX): Are Hedge Funds Right about This Stock?

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We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the SEC. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we will look at what those investors think of Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX).

Overall, Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX) has seen a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months, but to get a better sense of its popularity we will also compare BSX to other stocks including PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), and Liberty Global PLC LiLAC Class C (NASDAQ:LILAK), at the end of this article.

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Keeping this in mind, let’s review the key action regarding Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX).

What have hedge funds been doing with Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX)?

A total of 46 funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on Boston Scientific Corporation at the end of the third quarter, down by 2% from the end of June. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

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According to Insider Monkey’s hedge fund database, Samuel Isaly’s OrbiMed Advisors has the largest position in Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX), worth close to $409.6 million, corresponding to 4.7% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, which holds a $222.3 million position; the fund has 0.4% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism encompass Paul Marshall and Ian Wace’s Marshall Wace LLP, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group and Principal Global Investors’ Columbus Circle Investors.

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