Sivik Global Healthcare, led by Krishen Sud, has issued its latest 13F filing with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission for the reporting period ended September 30, revealing an equity portfolio worth over $206 million. Greenwich, Connecticut-based Sivik Global is a healthcare-focused hedge fund that was founded by Krishen Sud in 2006. The fund had over 90% of its equity portfolio invested in the healthcare sector. In this article, we will be taking a closer look at Sivik Global’s top stocks for the third quarter.
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#5 McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK)
Shares held (as of September 30): 45,000
Total Value (as of September 30): $8,326,000
Percent of Portfolio (as of September 30): 4.04%
Sivik Global was bullish on McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) during the third quarter, with the investor boosting its position by 70%. McKesson Corporation (NYSE:MCK) is a $42.28-billion market cap healthcare services and information technology company. It posted strong financial results for the second quarter ended September 30, with revenue increasing by 10% to $48.8 billion year-over-year. Earnings per share for the quarter was $3.31, up from $2.79 a year ago. Another largest shareholder of the company among those we track is Eli Cohen’s Crescent Park Management, which holds 220,195 shares.
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#4 Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET)
Shares held (as of September 30): 80,000
Total Value (as of September 30): $8.75 million
Percent of Portfolio (as of September 30): 4.25%
Sivik Global upped its position in health care benefits company Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) by around 14%. In July, Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET) signed an agreement to acquire Humana Inc (NYSE:HUM) for $37 billion. The merger was approved by shareholders of both companies last month. Under the terms of the deal, Humana stockholders will receive $125 in cash and 0.8375 share of Aetna common stock for each Humana share. The deal is expected to close in the second half of 2016. Shares of Aetna Inc (NYSE:AET)’s have gained over 20% year-to-date. Another investor that sees value in Aetna is Larry Robbins’ Glenview Capital, with ownership of around 5.57 million shares as of the end of June. Robbins also mentioned Aetna in his third-quarter investor letter.