Is Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM) a healthy stock for your portfolio? Money managers are taking an optimistic view. The number of bullish hedge fund positions advanced by 9 recently.
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Consequently, it’s important to take a glance at the latest action encompassing Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM).
What does the smart money think about Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM)?
At the end of the first quarter, a total of 21 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 75% from one quarter earlier. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings significantly.
Of the funds we track, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group had the largest position in Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM), worth close to $9.7 million, comprising less than 0.1%% of its total 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by David Dreman of Dreman Value Management, with a $9.2 million position; the fund has 0.2% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers that are bullish include Chuck Royce’s Royce & Associates, Timothy S. Peterson’s Regiment Capital and Cliff Asness’s AQR Capital Management.
Now, some big names were leading the bulls’ herd. Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, initiated the largest position in Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM). Citadel Investment Group had 9.7 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. David Dreman’s Dreman Value Management also made a $9.2 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with brand new SEM positions are Timothy S. Peterson’s Regiment Capital, Glenn Russell Dubin’s Highbridge Capital Management, and D. E. Shaw’s D E Shaw.
How have insiders been trading Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM)?
Bullish insider trading is at its handiest when the company in question has seen transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last half-year time period, Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and 8 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
Let’s check out hedge fund and insider activity in other stocks similar to Select Medical Holdings Corporation (NYSE:SEM). These stocks are Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH), Health Management Associates Inc (NYSE:HMA), LifePoint Hospitals, Inc. (NASDAQ:LPNT), Amsurg Corp (NASDAQ:AMSG), and Vanguard Health Systems, Inc. (NYSE:VHS). This group of stocks belong to the hospitals industry and their market caps are similar to SEM’s market cap.