Like everyone else, elite investors make mistakes. Some of their top consensus picks, such as Valeant and SunEdison, have not done well during the last 12 months due to various reasons. Nevertheless, the data show elite investors’ consensus picks have done well on average. The top 30 mid-cap stocks (market caps between $1 billion and $10 billion) among hedge funds delivered an average return of 18% during the last four quarters. S&P 500 Index returned only 7.6% during the same period and less than 49% of its constituents managed to beat this return. Because their consensus picks have done well, we pay attention to what elite funds and billionaire investors think before doing extensive research on a stock. In this article, we take a closer look at Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL) from the perspective of those elite funds.
Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL) investors should pay attention to an 11% decrease in hedge fund ownership lately. At the end of this article we will also compare MYL to other stocks including Aviva Plc (ADR) (NYSE:AV), HP Inc. (NYSE:HPQ), and Paychex, Inc. (NASDAQ:PAYX) to get a better sense of its popularity.
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With all of this in mind, we’re going to analyze the fresh action encompassing Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL).
How have hedgies been trading Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL)?
At the end of the third quarter, a total of 39 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey held long positions in this stock, an 11% drop from the previous quarter, and the fourth-straight quarter that hedge fund ownership of Mylan has declined. From having over 70 hedge fund shareholders at one point, there are now just 39 long Mylan among those we track. With hedge funds’ positions undergoing their usual ebb and flow, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were upping their holdings meaningfully (or already accumulated large positions).
Of the funds tracked by Insider Monkey, John Paulson’s Paulson & Co has the biggest position in Mylan NV (NASDAQ:MYL), worth close to $831.5 million, accounting for 9% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Greenlight Capital, led by David Einhorn, holding a $244 million position; 4.7% of its 13F portfolio is allocated to the company. Other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism contain Stephen DuBois’ Camber Capital Management, Conan Laughlin’s North Tide Capital and James E. Flynn’s Deerfield Management.