Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) was in 24 hedge funds’ portfolio at the end of the fourth quarter of 2012. CNC shareholders have witnessed an increase in hedge fund sentiment of late. There were 22 hedge funds in our database with CNC holdings at the end of the previous quarter.
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With all of this in mind, let’s take a glance at the recent action encompassing Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC).
Hedge fund activity in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC)
At the end of the fourth quarter, a total of 24 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 9% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially.
According to our comprehensive database, Daruma Asset Management, managed by Mariko Gordon, holds the largest position in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Daruma Asset Management has a $48 million position in the stock, comprising 2.8% of its 13F portfolio. On Daruma Asset Management’s heels is SAC Capital Advisors, managed by Steven Cohen, which held a $20 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the stock. Remaining hedge funds with similar optimism include Lee Hobson’s Highside Capital Management, Roberto Mignone’s Bridger Management and Keith Meister’s Corvex Capital.
Consequently, key hedge funds were breaking ground themselves. Columbus Circle Investors, managed by Donald Chiboucis, assembled the most outsized position in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC). Columbus Circle Investors had 13 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Samuel Isaly’s OrbiMed Advisors also made a $8 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are John Overdeck and David Siegel’s Two Sigma Advisors, Mark Kingdon’s Kingdon Capital, and Jacob Gottlieb’s Visium Asset Management.
Insider trading activity in Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC)
Insider purchases made by high-level executives is at its handiest when the company in focus has experienced transactions within the past six months. Over the last half-year time period, Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and 6 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).
With the results demonstrated by Insider Monkey’s tactics, everyday investors should always keep an eye on hedge fund and insider trading activity, and Centene Corp (NYSE:CNC) is an important part of this process.
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