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Emergent Biosolutions Inc (EBS): How Hedge Funds Are Trading This Biotech Stock

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Insider Monkey recently finished processing more than 700 13F filings made by hedge funds and prominent investors. These filings show these funds’ portfolio positions as of September 30. In this article we are going to take a look at smart money sentiment towards Emergent Biosolutions Inc (NYSE:EBS) using this extensive collection of data.

Emergent Biosolutions Inc (NYSE:EBS) has experienced an increase in hedge fund interest lately, with 17 firms tracked by Insider Monkey reporting long positions in the stock. At the end of this article we will also compare Emergent Biosolutions Inc to other stocks including Lexicon Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LXRX), Sykes Enterprises, Incorporated (NASDAQ:SYKE), and Ariad Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ARIA) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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How have hedgies been trading Emergent Biosolutions Inc (NYSE:EBS)?

At the end of the third quarter, a total of 17 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, a 6% rise from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their stakes substantially (or had already accumulated large positions).

Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Broadfin Capital, managed by Kevin Kotler, holds the biggest position in Emergent Biosolutions Inc (NYSE:EBS). Broadfin Capital has a $46.2 million position in the stock, comprising 2.6% of its 13F portfolio. The second-most bullish fund is Renaissance Technologies, which holds a $22.1 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other peers with similar optimism encompass D E Shaw, Ken Fisher’s Fisher Asset Management, and Mark Kingdon’s Kingdon Capital.

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