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At the Sohn San Francisco Investment Conference last year, Gil Simon of SoMa Equity Partners presented his best idea: SailPoint Technologies (SAIL). The Sohn conference is renowned as an annual event where hedge fund managers make market-moving presentations. Indeed, after Simon -- a rising star in the hedge fund world -- made his pitch, SAIL stock went...
The S&P 500 traded above its 200 day moving average last week for the first time since March 5. Back on March 23, at the bottom of the crash, the index was 28% below its 200 Day MA. The market has seen an amazing "bounce" since then. But many stocks -- mainly those hurt most by the...
Leading health care-focused hedge fund Perceptive Advisors increased its Neptune Wellness (NEPT) stake by 37%, buying 5,000,000 shares. The fund made the disclosure via a 13G/A "passive" filing yesterday. Perceptive's purchase comes days after the Quebec-based cannabis extraction company announced a new partnership that will pay Neptune a minimum of $16.5 million over the next six months....
As we've written before, Abdiel Capital is all about focus. Managing partners Colin Moran and Geoffrey Gentile don't spread their bets around much -- they run a concentrated long book. Abdiel's 13F portfolio, disclosed last Friday, showed that the fund's $2.14B in long holdings was invested in only 13 positions at Q1's close. $1.91B of those...
RA Capital has outperformed all other healthcare hedge funds over the past decade, based on 13F holdings. In fact, RA's 30.88% annualized return of it's equal-weighted top 20 long portfolio led all other hedge funds over that period. So, when RA manager Peter Kolchinsky discloses portfolio changes, investors may want to pay attention. RA Capital's Q1 portfolio...
Dr. Michael Burry's Scion Capital added Jack In The Box (JACK) to its portfolio in Q1 of 2020. According to a 13F filed today, the manager, famous as the focus of the book and movie The Big Short, made the fast-food company his #2 position. It's impossible to calculate Scion Capital's exact cost basis on the 300,000...
Michael Volkema has been Chairman of the Board at Herman Miller (MLHR) since 2000. As a Herman Miller Inc. insider, he has filed many reports to the SEC over the years. He's been granted shares, he's exercised options, sold options and sold stock. What he's never done over the last 2 decades is purchase his company's stock...
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 Directors regarding opportunities to significantly enhance shareholder value."
Both insider trades and analyst recommendations contain information which may be useful for investors researching stocks. However, of the two information sources, one is much more trustworthy than the other. Everyday the financial media devotes major coverage to Wall Street analyst commentary on stocks. Goldman Sachs lowers it rating on stock XYZ to neutral,...
JP Morgan insider Stephen Burke bought 75,000 shares of the nation's largest bank at $87.99 yesterday in the open market. The disclosure came in a Form 4 filing made after the market closed. The buying increased Burke's JPM holdings by 50%. Burke's open market purchase comes two days after JP Morgan Chase (JPM) posted...