Healthinvest Partners’ Top Stock Picks For 2016

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Sweden-based healthcare focused long/short equity hedge fund Healthinvest Partners AB was founded in 2006 by Anders Hallberg and Carl Bennet. The fund primarily invests in small-cap healthcare companies that are among the leaders in their respective segments. Since the fund is focused on the long-term investment horizon, it generally buys stocks that it deems undervalued or those that exhibit stable free cash flows. Healthinvest Partners’ HealthInvest Value Fund B-SEK has generated returns of over 312% in the six years starting from January 1, 2009. According to Healthinvest Partners’ latest 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, its US equity portfolio at the end of December was worth nearly $212.5 million, while the top five equity holdings accounted for over half of this value. In this article we are going to take a closer look at Healthinvest’s largest positions.

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#5 Magellan Health Inc (NASDAQ:MGLN)

– Shares Owned by Healthinvest Partners Ab (as of December 31): 248,934

– Value of Holding (as of September 30): $15.35 million

Amid a 12% rise in Magellan Health Inc (NASDAQ:MGLN)’s stock during the fourth quarter, Healthinvest Partners reduced its stake in the company by 4%. Shares of Magellan Health Inc (NASDAQ:MGLN) saw a decent rise in December after the company provided an upbeat guidance for the current year. The company expects fiscal 2016 full year diluted EPS to be in the range of $2.06 to $2.83 and full year revenues to be in the range of $4.28 billion to $4.52 billion. In January, analysts at Barclays downgraded the stock to ‘Underweight’ from ‘Equal Weight’ but kept their price target at $61. Billionaire Jim Simons’ Renaissance Technologies reported holding 974,799 shares in its 13F filing for the fourth quarter.

#4 AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG)

– Shares Owned by Healthinvest Partners Ab (as of December 31): 520,000

– Value of Holding (as of September 30): $15.7 million

AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG)’s stock went down by 42.5% during the third quarter of 2015 and extended the losses in the fourth quarter, falling by another 24%. However, amid the drop, Healthinvest Partners initiated a stake in the company during the fourth quarter. AMAG Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMAG)’s stock now trades at forward price to earnings multiple of only 3.9, which is significantly lower when compared to its peers. For the fourth quarter, analysts expect the company to report EPS of $1.16 on revenue of $120.99 million, much better than the EPS of $0.6 on revenue of $53.30 million that it delivered a year earlier. During the fourth quarter, Ken Griffin’s Citadel Investment Group added some 357,500 shares to its holding in AMAG and reported 441,000 shares held as of the end of December.

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