Deerfield Management Initiates Passive Stake in Horizon Pharma Inc (HZNP)

James E. Flynn‘s healthcare-focused Deerfield Management has revealed, in a new filing with the SEC, initiating a passive stake in Horizon Pharma Inc (NASDAQ:HZNP). Deerfield owns around 4.4 million shares of the company, equal to 6.7% of the company’s common stock. The value of the position amounts to 31.2 million, at the current stock price of the company.

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Currently, other funds also have positive stakes in Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP). Thomas Steyer‘s Farallon Capital has been the most bullish, with no activity during the quarter, Holding 2.2 million shares, valued at $7.4 million. It is followed by Carl Goldsmith and Scott Klein’s Beach Point Capital Management, which was very much active in last quarter and owns over 1.88 million shares, worth $6.3 million. Meanwhile Kevin Kotler’s Broadfin Capital was a new entrant in the third quarter, reporting 1.88 million shares, worth $6.2 million.

In November, Broadfin reported boosting its stake in Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP). Currently, the fund holds around 3.9 million shares, which represent 5.9% of outstanding stock.

In a major development Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP) has been included in NASDAQ Biotechnology Index last week. NASDAQ Biotechnology Index consists of stocks which have market capitalization of $200 million and average trading volume of 100,000 shares on daily basis. Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP) specifically works on therapeutic needs in arthritis, pain and inflammatory diseases. Horizon Pharma, Inc. (NASDAQ:HZNP) has been rated as ‘buy’ by Zacks Equity Research in its latest report.

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