On June 17, EcoR1 Capital filed a 13G on Xencor Inc. (XNCR), disclosing the purchase of over 2M shares. EcoR1 now owns 8% of Xencor. The purchase makes XNCR the #1 position in EcoR1's $957M 13F portfolio. Xencor is a clinical-stage biopharmaceutical company...
Leading health care-focused hedge fund Perceptive Advisors increased its Neptune Wellness (NEPT) stake by 37%, buying 5,000,000 shares. The fund made the disclosure via a 13G/A "passive" filing yesterday. Perceptive's purchase comes days after the Quebec-based cannabis extraction company announced a new partnership that will pay Neptune...
On March 4, Marathon Partners called ELF Beauty "undervalued" in a 13D filing with the SEC. The New York City-based hedge fund disclosed a 5.2% stake, and said in the filing it has "engaged, and plans to continue to engage, with the Issuer’s management and Board of...
Michael Burry's Scion Management averaged down on the fund's position in Tailored Brands (TLRD), buying 402,900 shares of the distressed retailer in the days leading up to March 16. Scion now owns 7.2% of the company. TLRD closed at $1.29 on March 20, down 69% year-to date....
In the mid-19th century, Gerson von Bleichröder gained fame as the financial advisor to Otto von Bismarck, the Chancellor of the German Empire. The investment firm S. Bleichröder merged with Arhnold Bros. in 1964, eventually becoming New-York City-based Arnhold and S. Bleichroeder, Inc. That firm was renamed First Eagle Investment...
I'm “done with fossil fuels." That's what Jim Cramer just said on CNBC's Squawk Box. Cramer compared fossil fuel companies to the stigmatized tobacco companies, saying oil stocks are in the “death knell phase.” But if that's true, I wonder why billionaire oil tycoon and hotelier Bob...
In a 13D filed on Jan. 21 targeting Garrison Capital (GARS), corporate activist Joseph Stilwell notes that he has taken an "activist position" in 68 publicly-traded companies since 2000. In his most recent 13D, Stilwell Value, LLC disclosed a 5% stake in Garrison, a...
In a 13G filed Friday evening, Citadel Advisors disclosed a 19.9% Avianca Holdings (AVH) stake. Ken Griffin's hedge fund reported that it owns 82,364,111 preferred shares of AVH issued to Citadel in exchange for a $356 million investment in Avianca. To...
Legion Partners disclosed a 5.15% stake in Landec Corp (LNDC) after market hours on Thursday. The hedge fund stated it believes LNDC's stock price "does not reflect the Issuer’s intrinsic value." Legion believes that Landec is "engaged in an odd combination of businesses that will never achieve...
On Dec. 23, Nierenberg Investment filed a 13D/A on Houston Wire and Cable (HWCC). The investment adviser expressed frustration that the market value of its long-held position in the micro-cap has "widened substantially over the last two years." The filing amended a 13D...