Hedge Funds Are Betting On Cynosure, Inc. (CYNO)

Is it smart to be bullish on Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO)?

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What’s more, it’s important to study the recent info for Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO).

How have hedgies been trading Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO)?

At Q2’s end, a total of 19 of the hedge funds we track were bullish in this stock, a change of 19% from the previous quarter. With the smart money’s capital changing hands, there exists a select group of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings substantially.

Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO)When using filings from the hedgies we track, Neal C. Bradsher’s Broadwood Capital had the largest position in Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO), worth close to $21.2 million, comprising 4.8% of its total 13F portfolio. Coming in second is Healthcor Management LP, managed by Arthur B Cohen and Joseph Healey, which held a $15.6 million position; the fund has 0.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining peers that are bullish include Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management and Constantinos J. Christofilis’s Archon Capital Management.

Now, certain money managers were leading the bulls’ herd. Broadwood Capital, managed by Neal C. Bradsher, assembled the most valuable position in Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO). Broadwood Capital had 21.2 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Arthur B Cohen and Joseph Healey’s Healthcor Management LP also made a $15.6 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The following funds were also among the new CYNO investors: Steven Cohen’s SAC Capital Advisors, Israel Englander’s Millennium Management, and Constantinos J. Christofilis’s Archon Capital Management.

What have insiders been doing with Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO)?

Legal insider trading, particularly when it’s bullish, is best served when the company we’re looking at has seen transactions within the past half-year. Over the latest six-month time frame, Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO) has experienced zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).

We’ll also examine the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Cynosure, Inc. (NASDAQ:CYNO). These stocks are Cardiovascular Systems Inc (NASDAQ:CSII), Natus Medical Inc (NASDAQ:BABY), Invacare Corporation (NYSE:IVC), Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE:SMA), and GenMark Diagnostics, Inc (NASDAQ:GNMK). All of these stocks are in the medical appliances & equipment industry and their market caps are closest to CYNO’s market cap.