Dr. Michael Burry's Scion Asset Management disclosed its first quarter 2019 holdings, and in a surprise, China online retailer JD.com (JD) was the hedge fund's top position. Altaba Inc. (AABA), owner of 15% of China e-commerce giant Alibaba (BABA),was Scion's #2 position. Burry, featured...
Its 13F filings season again -- when hedge fund managers show their hands. Forty-five days after the end of every quarter, every U.S. institutional investor with assets over $100 million is required to report its holdings to the SEC via 13F filings. Last quarter...
On February 28 , Martha Stewart's Sequential Brands (SQBG) announced that the lifestyle celebrity has teamed up with Canopy Brands (CGC) to develop and promote a line of hemp-based CBD products. SQBG stock spiked higher on the news, nearly doubling at one point before settling at $2.00...
RC Ventures reported a 12.9% GameStop (GME) stake on Monday. Ryan Cohen, co-founder of e-commerce firm Chewy (CHWY), disclosed in SEC filings that his firm bought 9 million additional shares of the gaming company. RC Ventures had previously disclosed a 9.98% position on Sept. 21.
As tech stocks were battered last week, a hedge fund with a history of smart moves was buying.  Activist Hedge Fund ValueAct Holdings reported on Nov. 23 that it upped its stake in Seagate Technology (STX) from 26.4 to 26.77 million shares. The purchases by the $16.48 billion fund, headed by Jeffrey Ubben, increased ValueAct’s ownership of STX to about 9.32%.
The top Q1 2019 hedge fund was S Squared Tech, beating the other 979 hedge funds in the WhaleWisdom.com universe. S Squared's 19.8% return is based on 13F filings. For comparison, the S&P 500's total return was 3.2%. Below are the top five...
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...
Is Bill Oberndorf the best stock picker in the U.S.? According to a recent report by WhaleWisdom.com, two professional fund managers shared the top ranking for risk-adjusted performance of their stock picks. One of the top ranked funds was Abdiel Capital Advisers, L.P. with a WhaleScore ranking...
Activist hedge fund Glenview Capital filed a 13D on Bausch Health (BHC) after market hours Monday. The $13.3B fund, managed by Larry Robbins, disclosed a 5.9% stake in the pharmaceutical company. Bausch Health is now Glenview's #3 portfolio position. BHC shares closed at $18.79...
Whale Rock filed a 13G on cloud software company Datadog Inc. (DDOG) on Nov. 1, disclosing a new 1.88 million share position. The $61 million stake represents 6.81% of DDOG's outstanding shares. We recently profiled Whale Rock Capital, noting that the fund's returns, based...