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Do Hedge Funds and Insiders Love Globus Medical Inc (GMED)?

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Is Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) a splendid investment right now? The smart money is becoming more confident. The number of bullish hedge fund bets improved by 3 lately.

Phill Gross

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With all of this in mind, we’re going to take a look at the latest action surrounding Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED).

What does the smart money think about Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED)?

In preparation for this year, a total of 7 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 75% from the third quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a few noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings significantly.

According to our comprehensive database, Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates had the biggest position in Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED), worth close to $7.9 million, comprising less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is SAC Subsidiary of CR Intrinsic Investors, with a $3.9 million position; the fund has 0.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers with similar optimism include Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors and Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management.

Now, some big names have jumped into Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) headfirst. CR Intrinsic Investors, managed by SAC Subsidiary, created the largest position in Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED). CR Intrinsic Investors had 3.9 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Israel Englander’s Millennium Management also made a $2.8 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new GMED investors: Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors, Phill Gross and Robert Atchinson’s Adage Capital Management, and Mike Vranos’s Ellington.

What do corporate executives and insiders think about Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED)?

Insider purchases made by high-level executives is best served when the primary stock in question has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the last half-year time frame, Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and 2 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

Let’s also review hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Globus Medical Inc (NYSE:GMED). These stocks are ArthroCare Corporation (NASDAQ:ARTC), Mine Safety Appliances (NYSE:MSA), Masimo Corporation (NASDAQ:MASI), Volcano Corporation (NASDAQ:VOLC), and Cyberonics, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYBX). This group of stocks are in the medical appliances & equipment industry and their market caps are closest to GMED’s market cap.

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