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What Do Hedge Funds Think of WebMD Health Corp. (WBMD)?

After several tireless days we have finished crunching the numbers from the more than 700 13F filings issued by the elite hedge funds and other investment firms that we track at Insider Monkey, which disclosed those firms’ equity portfolios as of September 30. The results of that effort will be put on display in this article, as we share valuable insight into the smart money sentiment towards WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD).

WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD) was in 26 hedge funds’ portfolios at the end of September. WBMD has seen an increase in enthusiasm from smart money of late. There were 20 hedge funds in our database with WBMD positions at the end of the previous quarter. At the end of this article we will also compare WBMD to other stocks including Lannett Company, Inc. (NYSE:LCI), Invesco Mortgage Capital Inc (NYSE:IVR), and Applied Industrial Technologies (NYSE:AIT) to get a better sense of its popularity.

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With all of this in mind, let’s take a peek at the recent action encompassing WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD).

Hedge fund activity in WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD)

Heading into Q4, a total of 26 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a change of 30% from one quarter earlier. With hedgies’ sentiment swirling, there exists a few key hedge fund managers who were boosting their holdings considerably (or already accumulated large positions).

According to publicly available hedge fund and institutional investor holdings data compiled by Insider Monkey, Michael Lowenstein’s Kensico Capital has the biggest position in WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD), worth close to $203.4 million, accounting for 4.3% of its total 13F portfolio. The second most bullish fund manager is Freshford Capital Management, led by Michael Doheny, holding an $75.7 million position; the fund has 16.3% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Other members of the smart money that hold long positions comprise Spencer M. Waxman’s Shannon River Fund Management, Glenn J. Krevlin’s Glenhill Advisors and D E Shaw.

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