The decade's top 20 hedge funds did something remarkable: They handily outperformed the S&P 500 -- a difficult accomplishment during the relentless bull market. The S&P 500 total return index has averaged about a 13.5% annual return over the last decade. But the...
Engine Capital filed a 13D on Cymabay (CBAY) two weeks after the development stage biotech company halted a trial of its leading drug candidate causing it's shares to fall as much as 75%. In a 13D filing Thursday evening, New York-based Engine Capital, L.P....
Perceptive Advisors' Neptune Wellness Solutions (NEPT) position increased by 50% during the 3rd quarter of 2019, to 4.5 million shares. The stake represents 14.53% of the Cannabis extraction company's outstanding shares. NEPT was Perceptive Advisors' #20 position at Q3 close. The increase in Perceptive'...
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...
Stadium Capital's Q3 return of 33.01% was best among all hedge funds in the WhaleWisdom universe*. Tiger Legatus ranked #2 with a 31.81% return for the third quarter. *Performance was measured based on a "manager weighted" portfolio of all hedge funds' top 10 holdings...
BlueLinx insiders bought after their company's stock price was cut in half after a surprise revenue decline. On Nov. 5, BXC closed at $31. Then came an earnings report showing a significant revenue decline. On Thursday morning BlueLinx (BXC) traded as low as $13.47...
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...
Whale Rock Capital's returns have been hard to beat. An equal-weighted portfolio of Whale Rock's top ten long 13F positions, rebalanced quarterly, has averaged a 17.30% annual return since the fund's inception in 2006. The fund's 10-year annualized performance of 25.57% is #2 among all fund's in...
Cloning Carl Icahn is a good idea. Now I'm of course not talking about a laboratory experiment whereby we create an army of little corporate activists that will grow into so many billionaires. Rather, I'm referring to following the renowned...
Hudson Executive Capital disclosed on Monday that it bought 143,200 shares of USA Technology (USAT) at $4.46 along with call options giving the fund the right to buy another 1,250,000 shares of stock at $10. The call options expire on Jan. 17, 2020.