Is Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (CPSI) Going to Burn These Hedge Funds?

What's a smart Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) investor to do?


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What's more, let's analyze the latest info about Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI).


Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI)

What have hedge funds been doing with Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI)?


Heading into Q3, a total of 11 of the hedge funds we track held long positions in this stock, a change of 22% from the previous quarter. With hedgies' sentiment swirling, there exists an "upper tier" of noteworthy hedge fund managers who were increasing their stakes significantly.


Out of the hedge funds we follow, Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, holds the biggest position in Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI). Renaissance Technologies has a $4.9 million position in the stock, comprising less than 0.1%% of its 13F portfolio. The second largest stake is held by Jacob Gottlieb of Visium Asset Management, with a $2.6 million position; the fund has 0.1% of its 13F portfolio invested in the stock. Remaining hedgies that hold long positions include Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell's Arrowstreet Capital, Israel Englander's Millennium Management and John Overdeck and David Siegel's Two Sigma Advisors.


As aggregate interest spiked, specific money managers have jumped into Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) headfirst. Renaissance Technologies, managed by Jim Simons, created the most outsized position in Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI). Renaissance Technologies had 4.9 million invested in the company at the end of the quarter. Jacob Gottlieb's Visium Asset Management also made a $2.6 million investment in the stock during the quarter. The other funds with new positions in the stock are Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell's Arrowstreet Capital, Israel Englander's Millennium Management, and John Overdeck and David Siegel's Two Sigma Advisors.

How are insiders trading Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI)?


Bullish insider trading is at its handiest when the company we're looking at has experienced transactions within the past 180 days. Over the last 180-day time frame, Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) has seen zero unique insiders purchasing, and zero insider sales (see the details of insider trades here).


We'll also review the relationship between both of these indicators in other stocks similar to Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI). These stocks are Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO), Merge Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:MRGE), WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD), MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDAS), and Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII). This group of stocks are in the healthcare information services industry and their market caps are closest to CPSI's market cap.

Company Name
# of Hedge Funds
# of Insiders Buying
# of Insiders Selling

Medidata Solutions Inc (NASDAQ:MDSO)
12
0
0

Merge Healthcare Inc. (NASDAQ:MRGE)
10
0
0

WebMD Health Corp. (NASDAQ:WBMD)
19
0
0

MedAssets, Inc. (NASDAQ:MDAS)
22
0
0

Quality Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:QSII)
11
0
0

Using the results shown by Insider Monkey's research, regular investors should always keep one eye on hedge fund and insider trading activity, and Computer Programs & Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:CPSI) shareholders fit into this picture quite nicely.


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