Are Hedge Funds Betting On RedHill Biopharma Ltd – ADR (RDHL)?

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With the third-quarter round of 13F filings behind us it is time to take a look at the stocks in which some of the best money managers in the world preferred to invest or sell heading into the fourth quarter. One of these stocks was RedHill Biopharma Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:RDHL).

RedHill Biopharma Ltd – ADR has experienced an increase in enthusiasm from smart money of late. 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 Capstone Turbine Corporation (NASDAQ:CPST), Energy Recovery, Inc. (NASDAQ:ERII), and ContraFect Corp (NASDAQ:CFRX) to gather more data points.

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Now, let’s check out the key action surrounding RedHill Biopharma Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:RDHL).

How have hedgies been trading RedHill Biopharma Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:RDHL)?

Heading into Q4, a total of 5 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were bullish on this stock, a change of 67% from one quarter earlier. With hedge funds’ sentiment swirling, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their holdings substantially (or already accumulated large positions).

When looking at the institutional investors followed by Insider Monkey, Kevin Kotler’s Broadfin Capital has the number one position in RedHill Biopharma Ltd – ADR (NASDAQ:RDHL), worth close to $10.7 million, comprising 0.6% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Samuel Isaly of OrbiMed Advisors, with a $7.3 million position; 0.1% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Remaining peers with similar optimism consist of Jacob Gottlieb’s Visium Asset Management, Hal Mintz’s Sabby Capital and Israel Englander’s Millennium Management.

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