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Do Hedge Funds Love AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (AHS)?

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The Insider Monkey team has completed processing the quarterly 13F filings for the September quarter submitted by the hedge funds and other money managers included in our extensive database. Most hedge fund investors endured a torrid quarter, which certainly propelled them to adjust their equity holdings so as to maintain the desired risk profile. As a result, the relevancy of these public filings and their content is indisputable, as they may reveal numerous high-potential stocks. The following article will discuss the smart money sentiment towards AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AHS).

AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AHS) shareholders have witnessed a decrease in hedge fund sentiment of late. At the end of this article we will also compare AHS to other stocks including Vishay Intertechnology (NYSE:VSH), Huron Consulting Group (NASDAQ:HURN), and Pattern Energy Group Inc (NASDAQ:PEGI) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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To the average investor there are a lot of metrics investors have at their disposal to evaluate their holdings. A duo of the best metrics are hedge fund and insider trading signals. Our experts have shown that, historically, those who follow the top picks of the top hedge fund managers can outpace the broader indices by a solid amount (see the details here).

With all of this in mind, let’s review the recent action surrounding AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AHS).

What have hedge funds been doing with AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AHS)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 23 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of -8% from the second quarter. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Columbus Circle Investors holds the biggest position in AMN Healthcare Services, Inc. (NYSE:AHS). Columbus Circle Investors has a $22.3 million position in the stock, comprising 0.2% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Driehaus Capital, managed by Richard Driehaus, which holds a $21.1 million position; the fund has 0.8% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers that hold long positions consist of Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors and Lee Munder’s Lee Munder Capital Group.

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