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Is Nobilis Health Corp (USA) (NYSEMKT:HLTH) the right pick for your portfolio? The smart money is categorically becoming hopeful. The number of bullish hedge fund investments experienced an increase of 1 in recent months. HLTH was in 6 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. There were 5 hedge funds in our database with HLTH holdings at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Beigene Ltd (ADR) (NASDAQ:BGNE), Chimerix Inc (NASDAQ:CMRX), and Capitol Acquisition Corp III (NASDAQ:CLACU) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a look at the fresh action regarding Nobilis Health Corp (USA) (NYSEMKT:HLTH).
How have hedgies been trading Nobilis Health Corp (USA) (NYSEMKT:HLTH)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 6 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a jump of 20% from the previous quarter. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in HLTH over the last 5 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.
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Royce & Associates, led by Chuck Royce, holds the biggest position in Nobilis Health Corp (USA) (NYSEMKT:HLTH). According to regulatory filings, the fund has a $5.1 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio. On Royce & Associates’s heels is Robert B. Gillam of McKinley Capital Management, with a $2 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Some other professional money managers that are bullish contain Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management, Renaissance Technologies, one of the biggest hedge funds in the world, and Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.