The elite funds run by legendary investors such as Dan Loeb and David Tepper make hundreds of millions of dollars for themselves and their investors by spending enormous resources doing research on small cap stocks that big investment banks don’t follow. Because of their pay structures, they have strong incentive to do the research necessary to beat the market. That’s why we pay close attention to what they think in small cap stocks. In this article, we take a closer look at Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) from the perspective of those elite funds.
Hedge fund interest in Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX) shares was flat at the end of last quarter. This is usually a negative indicator. 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 Lexington Realty Trust (NYSE:LXP), Lexmark International Inc (NYSE:LXK), and United Natural Foods, Inc. (NASDAQ:UNFI) to gather more data points.
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Keeping this in mind, let’s take a gander at the new action encompassing Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX).
What does the smart money think about Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX)?
At Q3’s end, a total of 29 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, unchanged from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of notable hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly (or already accumulated large positions).
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Iridian Asset Management, run by David Cohen and Harold Levy, holds the biggest position in Allscripts Healthcare Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDRX). As reported in its latest 13F filing, Iridian has a $138.1 million position in the stock, comprising 1.2% of its 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Glenhill Advisors, managed by Glenn J. Krevlin, which holds a $137 million position; the fund has 8.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining members of the smart money that are bullish consist of Clifton S. Robbins’s Blue Harbour Group, D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw and Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates.