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Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS) has experienced an increase in activity from the world’s largest hedge funds lately. 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 Enerplus Corp (USA) (NYSE:ERF), Forum Energy Technologies Inc (NYSE:FET), and Harmony Gold Mining Co. (ADR) (NYSE:HMY) to gather more data points.
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Now, we’re going to take a glance at the key action encompassing Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS).
Hedge fund activity in Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS)
At Q3’s end, a total of 24 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a boost of 33% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ capital changing hands, there exists an “upper tier” of notable hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).
According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Bain Capital’s Brookside Capital has the number one position in Radius Health Inc (NASDAQ:RDUS), worth close to $128.9 million and accounting for 8.4% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Jason Karp of Tourbillon Capital Partners, with a $110.6 million position; the fund has 2.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money with similar optimism contain Thomas Steyer’s Farallon Capital, Kris Jenner, Gordon Bussard, Graham McPhail’s Rock Springs Capital Management and Jason Karp’s Tourbillon Capital Partners.