Significant Activist Hedge Fund Activity (Last 7 Days)

by badpauly

These are the latest Schedule 13D forms filed by activist investors in the last 7 days. Activist investors are investors that make an investment with the intention of influencing management in some way. There is evidence that following activist investors into investments can generate excess returns. Schedule 13G forms, in contrast, are filed by significant investors with no intention of influencing management (such as Index funds).

There is always a lot of interest in insider trades, but what a lot of people probably don’t realize is that hedge fund activity is probably more predictive of future returns than insider activity. The reason is that hedge funds (a) have large research budgets, and (b) have a choice where to put their money. In contract, insiders have no choice where to put their money, but only when to time their transactions.

New Filings

This table lists new 13D filings in the last week. A new filing does not necessarily indicate a new position, as investors frequently accumulate in advance before reaching the filing threshold.

Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
11‑19 13D NCSM / NCS Multistage Holdings, Inc. Nipper Robert 2,268,454 5.0%
11‑16 13D PACB / Pacific Biosciences of California, Inc. Magnetar Financial LLC 9,421,984 6.33%
11‑16 13D EMCI / EMC Insurance Group, Inc. Employers Mutual Casualty Co 11,771,778 54.5%
11‑15 13D DVMT / Dell Technologies Inc. DODGE & COX 16,010,647 8.0% 14.29
11‑15 13D QKLS / QKL Stores, Inc. LITTLE GLENN 159,974 10.5%
11‑14 13D GRHY / Green Hygienics, Inc. Loudoun Ronald 22,512,320 65.0%
11‑14 13D CCCL / China Ceramics Co., Ltd Flinker Howard 232,823 5.0% -19.35
11‑14 13D SLGD / Scott’s Liquid Gold, Inc. Summers Value Fund Lp 724,504 6.0%
11‑14 13D DWCH / Datawatch Corp. Altair Engineering Inc. 1,817,324 14.3%
11‑14 13D EQM / EQT Midstream Partners LP EQT GP Holdings, LP 37,245,455 30.9% 0.00
11‑14 13D EQGP / EQT GP Holdings LP EQT Gathering Holdings, LLC 276,008,766 91.3% 0.00
11‑14 13D ADIL / ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Johnson Bankole A. 1,511,485 22.3%
11‑14 13D ADIL / ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Newman James W. Jr. 683,064 9.78%
11‑14 13D ADIL / ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Schuyler Kevin 1,446,477 19.18%
11‑14 13D ADIL / ADIAL PHARMACEUTICALS, INC. Stilley William B. Iii 934,239 13.65%
11‑13 13D ACA / Arcosa, Inc. VA Partners I, LLC 7,135,963 14.6%
11‑13 13D L / Loews Corp. Tisch Andrew H 15,698,819 5.0%
11‑13 13D INTX / Intersections, Inc. General Catalyst Group Ix, L.p. 18,485,567 59.75%
11‑13 13D INTX / Intersections, Inc. Isubscribed Inc. 18,485,567 59.75%
11‑13 13D INTX / Intersections, Inc. Wndrco Holdings, Llc 18,485,567 59.75%
11‑13 13D LMFA / LM Funding America, Inc. Craven House Capital North America Llc 640,000 31.45%
11‑13 13D BNVI / BioNovo, Inc. Avalon Energy, Llc 13,125,000 25.0%
11‑13 13D NZF / Nuveen Dividend Advantage Municipal Fund III WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 2,688 19.65% 611.96
11‑13 13D ESIO / Electro Scientific Industries, Inc. Magnetar Financial LLC 2,328,793 6.79%

Amended Filings

This table lists amended filings in the last week, and is useful for monitoring changes in existing investments or when a fund closes a position. I have eliminated all filings with less than a 5% change in ownership.

Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
11‑19 13D/A MPEL / Melco Crown Entertainment Ltd. Melco International Development LTD 768,922,052 54.6% 5.20
11‑19 13D/A CBPO / China Biologic Products, Inc. Centurium Capital Partners 2018, L.p. 3,600,262 9.1% 15.19
11‑16 13D/A PHII / PHI, Inc. Alesia Value Fund LLC 684,316 5.3% 15.22
11‑16 13D/A RRTS / Roadrunner Transportation Systems, Inc. Elliott Associates, L.P. 3,565,140 9.2% 41.54
11‑16 13D/A DBD / Diebold, Inc. ATLANTIC INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT INC 3,773,027 4.96% -28.12
11‑16 13D/A ICUI / ICU Medical, Inc. PFIZER INC 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑16 13D/A GPP / Green Plains Partners LP Green Plains Inc. 11,586,548 50.1% -21.35
11‑16 13D/A NOG / Northern Oil and Gas, Inc. TRT Holdings Inc 73,713,619 19.11% -31.01
11‑16 13D/A SOFO / Sonic Foundry, Inc. Sonic Foundry Inc 1,387,893 24.7%
11‑16 13D/A MSN / Emerson Radio Corporation S&T INTERNATIONAL DISTRIBUTION LTD. 15,243,283 71.0% 5.19
11‑16 13D/A BPY / Brookfield Property Partners L.P. Future Fund Board of Guardians 17,776,898 4.8% 200.00
11‑15 13D/A UFPT / UFP Technologies, Inc. Ancora Advisors, LLC 464,769 6.3% -17.11
11‑15 13D/A WSR / Whitestone REIT KBS Strategic Opportunity REIT, Inc. 2,497,187 6.28% -17.59
11‑15 13D/A CALL / magicJack VocalTec Ltd. B. Riley Fbr, Inc. 0 100.0%
11‑15 13D/A DHCP / Ditech Holding Corporation Baker Street Capital Management, LLC 1,538,131 22.9% -31.64
11‑15 13D/A AT / Atlantic Power Corp. MANGROVE PARTNERS 7,977,910 7.3% 17.74
11‑15 13D/A EGKPF / Eagle Bulk Shipping, Inc. GOLDENTREE ASSET MANAGEMENT LP 12,288,589 16.93% 11.45
11‑15 13D/A GHL / Greenhill & Co., Inc. GREENHILL ROBERT F 2,311,263 11.3% 15.31
11‑14 13D/A SHVLF / Starcore International Mines, Ltd. STARCORE INTERNATIONAL MINES LTD. 3,196,617 6.44% 7.33
11‑14 13D/A WAB / Wabtec Corp. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑14 13D/A EXTN / Exterran Corp. CHAI TRUST CO LLC 4,261,068 11.79% 28.99
11‑14 13D/A PHII / PHI, Inc. Alesia Value Fund LLC 588,933 4.6% 15.00
11‑14 13D/A AR / Antero Resources Corporation RADY PAUL M 14,925,387 4.7% -17.54
11‑14 13D/A APTI / Apptio, Inc. Gupta Sachin 5,170,848 11.2% -6.67
11‑14 13D/A LYB / LyondellBasell Industries NV AI INTERNATIONAL CHEMICALS S.A.R.L. 76,693,367 19.99% 10.14
11‑14 13D/A EQM / EQT Midstream Partners LP Eqt Corp 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑14 13D/A EQGP / EQT GP Holdings LP Eqt Corp 0 0.0%
11‑14 13D/A CASI / CASI Pharmaceuticals, Inc. SPARKLE BYTE LTD 10,198,518 11.8% -28.48
11‑13 13D/A SRRA / Sierra Oncology Frazier Life Sciences Viii, L.p. 8,112,121 10.9%
11‑13 13D/A ROSE / Rosehill Resources Inc. GEODE CAPITAL MANAGEMENT LP 688,348 4.8% -5.88
11‑13 13D/A VRAY / ViewRay, Inc. ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC 5,556,554 5.78% -16.35
11‑13 13D/A AWI / Armstrong World Industries, Inc. VA Partners I, LLC 2,244,910 4.5% -56.73
11‑13 13D/A AMGP / Antero Midstream GP LP RADY PAUL M 19,996,619 10.7% -14.40
11‑13 13D/A NEO / NeoGenomics, Inc. GENERAL ELECTRIC CO 10,835,145 11.6% -37.63
11‑13 13D/A VKTX / Viking Therapeutics, Inc. LIGAND PHARMACEUTICALS INC 7,558,083 10.4% -73.87
11‑13 13D/A GHDX / Genomic Health, Inc. Baker Brothers Advisors LP 13,354,508 36.8% -8.91
11‑13 13D/A CNDT / Conduent ICAHN CARL C 22,306,000 10.56% 8.09
11‑13 13D/A GHL / Greenhill & Co., Inc. Bok Scott L 1,596,537 7.8% 30.00
11‑13 13D/A HBM / HudBay Minerals Inc. Waterton Mining Parallel Fund Offshore Master, Lp 22,506,171 8.6% 16.22
11‑13 13D/A CDTX / Cidara Therapeutics, Inc. Frazier Healthcare VII, L.P. 1,312,258 4.7% -27.47
11‑13 13D/A EDGW / Edgewater Technology, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 0 0.0% -100.00
11‑13 13D/A ESL / Esterline Technologies Corp. First Pacific Advisors, LLC 2,551,790 8.7% -16.35
11‑13 13D/A TNLX / Trans-Lux Corp. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 419,052 10.67% -34.01
11‑13 13D/A INAP / Internap Corporation GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 3,043,604 11.93% 6.71
11‑13 13D/A BSPK / Bespoke Extracts, Inc. Yahr Marc 4,000,000 8.0%
11‑13 13D/A PI / Impinj, Inc. Sylebra HK Co Ltd 4,231,582 19.7% 13.87
11‑13 13D/A TRMR / Tremor Video, Inc. Edenbrook Capital, LLC 4,275,841 8.63% 16.94
11‑13 13D/A RISE / Sit Rising Rate ETF SIT INVESTMENT ASSOCIATES INC 1,919,500 67.35% -11.61
11‑13 13D/A LITB / LightInTheBox Holding Co., Ltd. Zall Development Group Ltd 54,174,423 40.6% -30.12
11‑13 13D/A HHC / Howard Hughes Corp. (The) Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. 1,233,589 2.9% -43.14

Source: Fintel.io/activists

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