Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH): Insiders Are Dumping, Should You?

Is Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH) going to take off soon? The smart money is becoming more confident. The number of bullish hedge fund bets advanced by 3 recently.

Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH)

To the average investor, there are a multitude of methods market participants can use to watch their holdings. A couple of the most innovative are hedge fund and insider trading interest. At Insider Monkey, our studies have shown that, historically, those who follow the best picks of the best fund managers can outpace the S&P 500 by a very impressive amount (see just how much).

Equally as integral, positive insider trading activity is a second way to break down the financial markets. Obviously, there are a variety of incentives for a bullish insider to sell shares of his or her company, but just one, very simple reason why they would buy. Various empirical studies have demonstrated the impressive potential of this strategy if piggybackers know what to do (learn more here).

Consequently, we're going to take a glance at the recent action encompassing Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH).

How have hedgies been trading Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH)?

In preparation for this year, a total of 22 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 16% from the previous quarter. With hedge funds' sentiment swirling, there exists an "upper tier" of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes substantially.

Of the funds we track, Citadel Investment Group, managed by Ken Griffin, holds the biggest position in Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH). Citadel Investment Group has a $24 million position in the stock, comprising 0% of its 13F portfolio. On Citadel Investment Group's heels is Columbus Circle Investors, managed by Donald Chiboucis, which held a $15 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers that are bullish include Thomas Steyer's Farallon Capital, Anand Parekh's Alyeska Investment Group and Paul Tudor Jones's Tudor Investment Corp.

As aggregate interest increased, key money managers were breaking ground themselves. Farallon Capital, managed by Thomas Steyer, initiated the most valuable position in Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH). Farallon Capital had 15 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Brian Ashford-Russell and Tim Woolley's Polar Capital also initiated a $6 million position during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Mark Kingdon's Kingdon Capital, Perella Weinberg Partners, and Charles Clough's Clough Capital Partners.

What have insiders been doing with Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH)?

Bullish insider trading is at its handiest when the primary stock in question has experienced transactions within the past half-year. Over the last half-year time frame, Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and 2 insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

With the results shown by Insider Monkey's strategies, everyday investors must always monitor hedge fund and insider trading sentiment, and Team Health Holdings LLC (NYSE:TMH) is no exception.

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