Healthcare Providers Push Past Biotech Stocks In Krishen Sud’s Portfolio

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Krishen Sud’s Sivik Global Healthcare LLC has filed its 13F with the SEC for the end of second quarter reporting period and the filing reveals that healthcare providers have made their way past biotech stocks in his portfolio. The healthcare-focused investment manager reported a public equity portfolio valued at $288.19 million as of June 30. Krishen Sud is known for investing heavily in healthcare, and 91% of his overall portfolio was dedicated to healthcare stock picks as of the reporting period. Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM), Community Health Systems (NYSE:CYH), and Tenet Healthcare Corp (NYSE:THC) are the top three stock investments of Sivik Global, having replaced Gilead Sciences, Inc. (NASDAQ:GILD) and Actavis PLC, now Allergan PLC, which held the second and third positions in the previous quarter. It seems as if the recent Supreme Court ruling favoring the Affordable Care Act run by the federal government has had its effect on hedge fund holdings starting with Sivik Global Healthcare.

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Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) comes in at number one in the public equity portfolio of Krishen Sud, with the holding consisting of 69,700 shares valued at $13.33 million. The investment manager raised his stake in the healthcare service provider by 26% during the quarter. Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) has received an acquisition offer from Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) for $37 billion in cash and stock. If the acquisition receives regulatory approval, it will place the combined company second in the terms of the largest healthcare service providers in the US, trailing behind only UnitedHealth Group Inc (NYSE:UNH). However, antitrust regulators are likely to scrutinize the deal under strict guidelines because of the size of the merger. Some of the primary shareholders of Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) at the end of the first quarter were Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital and Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, with the former holding 5.01 million shares of Humana valued at $893.04 million, and the latter having ownership of 1.93 million shares valued at $344.46 million.

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