On December 27, 2018, Cannell Capital LLC — a hedge fund based in Alta, Wyoming – disclosed sending three separate letters to three company managements, notifying them of Cannell’s activist intentions. Buying the stocks targeted by Cannell on that date would have produced an average gain of 32.40% over the 25 trading days since.
In 1951, Denver resident Ida Goldstein purchased the formula for Scott’s Liquid Gold for $350 as a business opportunity for her three young adult sons. The guys began mixing and bottling the amber-colored wood care oil by hand in the family garage. So was born the brand that eventually found its place into households across America. Some 65 years later, the company is going strong.
Dr. Michael Burry's Scion Asset Management disclosed holdings on Feb. 15 for the first time in over two years. The investing legend was one of the first people to recognize the massive risk in the pre-2007 sub-prime real estate market -- the then unknown money manager bet...
RA Capital Management leads the pack when it comes to health care stock selection. Since 2008, an equal-weight portfolio of the Boston-based hedge fund's top ten 13F positions would have averaged a 37.05% annual return. So, when RA Capital adds to a position, it pays to investigate....
We can assume that the 50 best performing hedge funds over the last few years have been doing something right. The managers of the top 50 funds exploited an edge the other 930 hedge funds in WhaleWisdom universe didn't have. No doubt there is...
A.H. Belo (AHC) was the target Wednesday afternoon of a 13D filing by Minerva Advisors LLC. The hedge fund disclosed a 5.1% activist ownership position in the publisher of the Dallas Morning News, and said the company should go private. From the 13D filing:
Paul Singer’s Elliott Management is the largest and arguably the most successful activist hedge fund. So when Singer first buys a stake in a stock, that company’s management shudders, and the share price jumps. Singer’s 13D filing usually means higher prices in the target stock in the...
Twenty-two minutes after regular market hours closed on July 2, an Orbimed Advisors Form 4 relating to Corvus Pharmaceuticals Inc (CRVS) was posted on the SEC's website. The hedge fund, a 10%+ holder and insider in CRVS, disclosed that between June 27 and July 1 it...
Two Waitr Holdings (WTRH) insiders combined for a $1.07 million buy of the food delivery company's shares on Monday. The Waitr insiders' purchases came after a March 20, 2019 report by short research firm "The Friendly Bear" ravaged WTRH stock. The report was entitled:...
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%.