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...
Lottery ticket stocks are equities perceived by investors to provide a small chance of a huge payoff. Like playing the lottery, many investors find these stocks -- usually low-priced, thinly traded with little or no earnings -- very alluring. However, studies show that -- like the...
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 ...
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'...
A three day (dead cat?) bounce propelled the S&P 500 over 13% higher last week, rescuing stocks, at least temporarily, from the worst stretch of performance since the dark days of 1929. During the Coronavirus crash over the last several weeks, stocks were liquidated indiscriminately, as investors...
Whether they’re called penny stocks, micro-caps, OTC stocks or “lottery tickets,” low-priced, illiquid stocks of small companies have a bad reputation with many investors. Unquestionably micro-cap stocks can be illiquid, risky and highly speculative. Nonetheless, Hedge Funds can and do hold lots of micro-caps.
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...
The January Effect and insider trading anomaly can combine for unusually profitable opportunities. As year-end approaches, it's a great time to scan the universe of equities for oversold, cheap stocks being accumulated by insiders. The January Effect refers to the tendency for stock prices -- especially...
Replicating Baker Brothers holdings, using 13F filings submitted quarterly by the life sciences hedge fund, has been an awesome strategy over the years. But by focusing on the smaller stocks owned by the fund, returns were even better. Baker Bros Advisors LP, with $17.33...