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 ...
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...
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,...
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...
On May 6, Arconic Inc.'s (ARNC) insiders disclosed the purchase of $1.6 million of stock as the aluminum-parts maker announced additional share buybacks and clarified plans for a spinoff. Chairman and CEO John Plant bought 50,000 shares of ARNC at $22.14. Since March...
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...
On August 30, Scion Capital filed a 13D on Tailored Brands(TLRD) disclosing a 5.18% position in the troubled formal apparel retailer that owns Men's Warehouse and Jos. A. Bank. Michael Burry's hedge fund also disclosed three separate letters sent to management in recent weeks. In the letter...
Engine Capital filed a 13D targeting PDL BioPharm (PDLI) on Wednesday morning, disclosing a 5.28% stake in the Nevada-based healthcare stock. Engine also disclosed it sent a letter to PDLI's board saying the fund "invested in PDLI because of the significant intrinsic value attributable to...
On April 30, Phillip Goldstein disclosed a 9.9976% position in Herzfeld Caribbean Basin Ltd. (CUBA). In a 13D filing, Goldstein said that if the founder and manager of the CUBA closed-end fund was to "dissolve" it, shareholders would gain "about 25%." Goldstein is...