The 700+ hedge funds and money managers tracked by Insider Monkey have already compiled and submitted their 13F filings for the third quarter, which unveil their equity positions as of September 30. We went through these filings, fixed typos and other more significant errors and identified the changes in hedge fund positions. Our extensive review of these public filings is finally over, so this article is set to reveal the smart money sentiment towards Universal American Corporation (NYSE:UAM).
Universal American Corporation (NYSE:UAM) shares didn’t see a lot of action during the third quarter. Overall, hedge fund sentiment was unchanged. The stock was in 12 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of the third quarter of 2016. At the end of this article we will also compare UAM to other stocks including Sequential Brands Group Inc (NASDAQ:SQBG), Entercom Communications Corp. (NYSE:ETM), and JinkoSolar Holding Co., Ltd. (NYSE:JKS) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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Now, we’re going to go over the key action regarding Universal American Corporation (NYSE:UAM).
How have hedgies been trading Universal American Corporation (NYSE:UAM)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 12 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, flat from the previous quarter. Below, you can check out the change in hedge fund sentiment towards UAM over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s examine which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.
When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Camber Capital Management, led by Stephen DuBois, holds the most valuable position in Universal American Corporation (NYSE:UAM). According to its latest 13F filing, the fund has a $44.9 million position in the stock, comprising 2% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Ric Dillon of Diamond Hill Capital, with a $43.1 million position; the fund has 0.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other peers that hold long positions encompass James E. Flynn’s Deerfield Management, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital and Charles Clough’s Clough Capital Partners. 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.