Top Fund Manager’s $273 Million in Healthcare Share Holdings: BSX, WLP, UNH, GIVN, CEP

Wall St. Watchdog reveals information regarding Leon Cooperman’s top holdings in the Healthcare sector for the quarter ending September 30th, 2011. The firm held 5 stocks in the Healthcare sector at the end of the quarter with an aggregate market value of $273.118 million.

  • Boston Scientific Corporation (NYSE:BSX): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 8,987,100 shares with a market value of $62,100,860. This comprised 1.36% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 16,725,200 shares with a market value of $98,845,929. This comprised 2.93% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 7,738,100. About Company: Boston Scientific Corporation develops, manufactures, and markets minimally invasive medical devices. The Company’s products are used in interventional cardiology, cardiac rhythm management, peripheral interventions, electrophysiology, neurovascular intervention, endoscopy, urology, gynecology and neuromodulation.
  • Wellpoint Inc. (NYSE:WLP): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 1,501,507 shares with a market value of $118,273,701. This comprised 2.6% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 976,107 shares with a market value of $63,720,264. This comprised 1.89% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -525,400. About Company: WellPoint Inc. is a health benefits company. The Company provides health benefits, dental and vision benefits, pharmacy benefits, life insurance, and life and disability insurance benefits. WellPoint operations include Blue Cross and Blue Shield plans.
  • Unitedhealth Group Inc. (NYSE:UNH): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 1,115,448 shares with a market value of $57,534,810. This comprised 1.26% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 1,186,848 shares with a market value of $54,737,428. This comprised 1.62% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is 71,400. About Company: UnitedHealth Group Incorporated owns and manages organized health systems in the United States and internationally. The Company provides employers products and resources to plan and administer employee benefit programs. UnitedHealth also serves the health needs of older Americans, provides specialized care services, and provides health care information and research to providers and payers.
  • Given Imaging Ltd. (NASDAQ:GIVN): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 2,716,728 shares with a market value of $55,285,416. This comprised 1.21% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 2,551,628 shares with a market value of $38,504,067. This comprised 1.14% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -165,100. About Company: Given Imaging Ltd. has developed the Given imaging diagnostic system. The Company’s product is a proprietary wireless imaging system that allows a medical professional to examine the gastrointestinal tract. Given’s system uses a miniaturized video camera contained in a capsule that is ingested by the patient and delivers color images in a painless and noninvasive manner.
  • Cephalon Inc. (NASDAQ:CEPH): On 06/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 734,000 shares with a market value of $58,646,601. This comprised 1.29% of the total portfolio. On 09/30/2011, Leon Cooperman reported holding 214,500 shares with a market value of $17,310,149. This comprised 0.51% of the total portfolio. The net change in shares for this position over the two quarters is -519,500. About Company: Cephalon, Inc. is an international biopharmaceutical company that discovers, develops, and markets biopharmaceutical products to treat neurological disorders, pain, and cancer. The Company’s products include a product that treats excessive daytime sleepiness associated with narcolepsy.

(Note: Data regarding Leon Cooperman’s stock holdings are sourced from whalewisdom.com. All data are assumed to be accurate.)

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