TeamHealth Holdings Inc (TMH) Falls to Yearly Low in Smart Money Ownership

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Is TeamHealth Holdings Inc (NYSE:TMH) a superb investment now? The smart money is unambiguously becoming less hopeful. The number of bullish hedge fund bets that are revealed through 13F filings shrunk by 5 lately. TMH was in 20 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. There were 25 hedge funds in our database with TMH positions at the end of the previous quarter. The level and the change in hedge fund popularity aren’t the only variables you need to analyze to decipher hedge funds’ perspectives. A stock may witness a boost in popularity but it may still be less popular than similarly priced stocks. That’s why at the end of this article we will examine companies such as Domtar Corp (USA) (NYSE:UFS), Washington Federal Inc. (NASDAQ:WAFD), and Drew Industries, Inc. (NYSE:DW) to gather more data points.

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How have hedgies been trading TeamHealth Holdings Inc (NYSE:TMH)?

At Q3’s end, a total of 20 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 20% fall from the previous quarter, pushing bullish hedge fund positions to a yearly low. The graph below displays the number of hedge funds with bullish position in TMH over the last 5 quarters. So, let’s find out which hedge funds were among the top holders of the stock and which hedge funds were making big moves.

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, JANA Partners, led by Barry Rosenstein, holds the most valuable position in TeamHealth Holdings Inc (NYSE:TMH). JANA Partners has a $191.8 million position in the stock, comprising 3.4% of its 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Corvex Capital, led by Keith Meister, which holds a $101.5 million position; the fund has 1.9% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Some other hedge funds and institutional investors with similar optimism encompass Scott Ferguson’s Sachem Head Capital, Alan Fournier’s Pennant Capital Management, and Steven Tananbaum’s GoldenTree Asset Management. We should note that none of these hedge funds are among our list of the 100 best performing hedge funds which is based on the performance of their 13F long positions in non-microcap stocks.

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