Billionaire Mori Arkin filed a 13D on Aclaris Therapeutics (ACRS), a development stage microcap biotech company with a promising treatment for common warts. Arkin bought the shares through his personal partnership, "The 1999 Company." In the activist filing he disclosed the following trades: Purchase/SaleSharesPriceDate Running ...
A Mellanox (MLNX) insider bought $2.2 million of the Israeli chip designer as fears China will block a proposed merger with Nvidia Corp (NVDA) pushed the price of MLNX well below the buyout price. Stephen Sanghi, a director of Sunnyvale-based Mellanox since February...
Last week, three insiders from Maiden Holdings, Ltd. (MHLD) filed Form 4s disclosing the purchase of 380,000 shares at an average price of $0.78 per share. An interesting cluster of buying. But here's what's astonishing -- just seven months earlier the stock traded at $8.75.
Benjamin Graham activist investor. That's not a term we often hear. Usually Ben Graham is referred to as "The Father of Value Investing." He's the man who coined the term "margin of safety" -- minimizing risk and maximizing profits by buying stocks at deep discounts to intrinsic...
Starboard Value 13Ds are worth paying attention to. The hedge fund, led by manager Jeff Smith, is one of the most prolific -- and successful -- activist funds. Since 2011, Starboard has filed 305 activist reports: 47 initial 13Ds and 258 13D/A SEC...
Macerich insiders have bought a record $2.8 million of the retail mall developer's stock over the last two months as Macerich (MAC) shares hit seven year lows. A great story needs a great title. And what could be better than "Retail Apocalypse" to capture...
In the roaring stock market of the 1920's, it was common for groups of shrewd traders to secretly accumulate big stakes in a stock, then promote it, and drive up the price. When unsuspecting buyers chased the stock higher, the manipulators would sell at a big profit,...
Home Depot co-founder Ken Langone, 83, is famously frugal. In an interview with CNBC last year the multi-billionaire told of challenging the cable company’s $200 bill for his Manhattan apartment’s service. “The point I'm making is it's not that I'm cheap, it's just that I want to make sure I don't squander money," Langone says.
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...
Starboard Value cut its Cars.com stake aggressively after the online auto retailer's strategic search failed and the company announced disappointing Q2 results. In a 13D/A filing submitted Wednesday afternoon, the hedge fund disclosed selling 4.47 million shares of the online automobile retailer on August 5-6 at...