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 HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY).
Is HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY) a buy, sell, or hold? Hedge funds are becoming hopeful. The number of bullish hedge fund positions moved up by 14 lately. HMSY was in 25 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September, while at the end of the previous quarter there were 11 hedge funds in our database with HMSY holdings. 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 Calavo Growers, Inc. (NASDAQ:CVGW), Lindsay Corporation (NYSE:LNN), and Mitel Networks Corporation (NASDAQ:MITL) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to take a gander at the latest action regarding HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY).
Hedge fund activity in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY)
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 25 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a surge of 127% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists an “upper tier” of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, Camber Capital Management, managed by Stephen DuBois, holds the largest position in HMS Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:HMSY). The fund has reported a $19.1 million position in the stock, comprising 1.6% of its 13F portfolio. Sitting at the No. 2 spot is Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, which holds a $18.1 million position; the fund has less than 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism include Joel Greenblatt’s Gotham Asset Management, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.