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
08‑31 13D NXEO / Nexeo Solutions, Inc. Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC 4,737,139 5.04%
08‑31 13D SLTK / Solis Tek Inc. Lien Alan 12,689,594 26.71%
08‑31 13D ANW / Aegean Marine Petroleum Network, Inc. Mercuria Asset Holdings (hong Kong) Ltd 17,458,038 30.0%
08‑31 13D VERI / Veritone, Inc. Acacia Research Corp 4,239,952 21.8%
08‑31 13D MOG.B / Moog Inc., Class B Moog Inc. Supplemental Retirement Plan Trust 8,825,972 21.15%
08‑31 13D SING / Singlepoint, Inc. Lofdahl Eric 237,030,000 17.3%
08‑31 13D OBLN / Obalon Therapeutics, Inc. DOMAIN PARTERS VII L P 5,654,178 24.3% 1.67
08‑31 13D SCPD / Star Century Pandaho Corporation Zhang Wei 12,100,000 23.1%
08‑31 13D NAVG / Navigators Group, Inc. (The) Hartford Financial Services Group Inc/de 6,718,150 22.57%
08‑31 13D HFFG / HF Foods Group Inc. Irrevocable Trust For Raymond Ni 5,591,553 25.0%
08‑31 13D HFFG / HF Foods Group Inc. Lam Wah 1,397,888 6.0%
08‑31 13D HFFG / HF Foods Group Inc. Ni Zhou Min 6,689,896 30.0%
08‑31 13D HFFG / HF Foods Group Inc. Ht Group Holding, L.l.c. 1,897,134 8.6%
08‑30 13D LBCC / Long Blockchain Corp. Court Cavendish Ltd 9,616,045 34.7%
08‑30 13D MOG.B / Moog Inc., Class B MOOG INC. STOCK EMPLOYEE COMPENSATION TRUST 10,617,282 25.45% 54.15
08‑30 13D BEAG / Blue Eagle Lithium, Inc. Ireland Rupert 40,000,000 53.3%
08‑29 13D MCHX / Marchex, Inc. HARBERT MICROCAP PARTNERS FUND, LP 1,917,978 5.2%
08‑29 13D PFSW / PFSweb, Inc. Engine Capital, L.P. 1,075,329 5.6% 12.22
08‑29 13D CSIQ / Canadian Solar Inc. Lion Point Capital, LP 3,548,327 6.0%
08‑29 13D AEEI / American Environmental Energy, Inc. Yu Wenyi 54,612,422 54.0%
08‑28 13D XSPT / XSport Global, Inc. Bosch Devin 3,750,000 4.1%
08‑28 13D XSPT / XSport Global, Inc. Fickle Kevin 3,750,000 4.1%
08‑27 13D CTXR / Citius Pharmaceuticals Inc. Mazur Leonard L 11,074,173 54.2%
08‑27 13D CTXR / Citius Pharmaceuticals Inc. Holubiak Myron Z 2,149,236 12.6%

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.

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Date Form Company Investor Shares Ownership Change
08‑31 13D/A WHF / WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. MNAYMNEH SAMI 10,795,638 52.5% -17.84
08‑31 13D/A WHF / WhiteHorse Finance, Inc. TAMER ANTHONY 10,785,839 52.5% -17.84
08‑31 13D/A GCO / Genesco Inc. Legion Partners Asset Management, LLC 865,144 4.34% -13.72
08‑31 13D/A INFU / InfuSystems Holdings, Inc. Shuda Scott 3,419,313 17.35%
08‑31 13D/A ANY / Sphere 3D Corp. CYRUS CAPITAL PARTNERS, L.P. 22,049,401 14.4% -11.11
08‑31 13D/A SMTX / SMTC Corp. Red Oak Partners, LLC 5,598,666 24.3% 29.46
08‑31 13D/A KAMN / Kaman Corp. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 3,074,240 10.98% -6.79
08‑31 13D/A VRAY / ViewRay, Inc. ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC 6,515,891 6.91% -15.53
08‑31 13D/A IOTS / Adesto Technologies Corporation ARCH VENTURE FUND VI LP 2,291,002 7.8% -29.09
08‑31 13D/A SMI / Semiconductor Manufacturing International Corp. Xinxin (hong Kong) Capital Co., Ltd 980,233,304 18.2% 21.33
08‑30 13D/A GGP / General Growth Properties, Inc. BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC. 0.0% -100.00
08‑30 13D/A PGLC / Pershing Gold Corporation Honig Barry C 14,280,390 42.46% 27.16
08‑30 13D/A RNET / RigNet, Inc. KKR Fund Holdings L.P. 4,968,239 25.7%
08‑30 13D/A WMS / Advanced Drainage Systems Inc. Berkshire Partners Holdings LLC 10,513,775 18.5% 15.62
08‑30 13D/A USAC / USA Compression Partners LP USA Compression Holdings, LLC 0.0% -100.00
08‑30 13D/A CMG / Chipotle Mexican Grill, Inc. Pershing Square Capital Management, L.P. 2,059,106 7.4% -26.00
08‑30 13D/A RDUS / Radius Health, Inc. MPM BIOVENTURES III-QP L.P. 100,000 0.0% -100.00
08‑30 13D/A RLH / Red Lion Hotels Corp. Columbia Pacific Opportunity Fund, L.P. 1,177,213 4.8% -8.40
08‑29 13D/A NWL / Newell Brands Inc. ICAHN CARL C 38,304,111 8.1%
08‑29 13D/A UPLD / Upland Software, Inc. ESW Capital, LLC 1,803,574 8.4% -37.78
08‑29 13D/A EYES / Second Sight Medical Products, Inc. Williams Gregg 36,837,722 47.77% 5.85
08‑28 13D/A HALO / Halozyme Therapeutics, Inc. KIRK RANDAL J 14,092,771 9.8% -10.91
08‑28 13D/A SUMR / Summer Infant, Inc. Privet Fund LP 1,068,485 5.7% -35.96
08‑28 13D/A H / Hyatt Hotels Corp. Linn Lewis M. 5,434,544 4.9%
08‑28 13D/A BPY / Brookfield Property Partners L.P. BROOKFIELD ASSET MANAGEMENT INC. 507,977,632 63.1% -10.88
08‑28 13D/A ARCI / Appliance Recycling Centers of America, Inc. Isaac Capital Group, LLC 805,169 %
08‑28 13D/A RHE / Regional Health Properties, Inc. Frischer Charles 321,974 11.45% 32.98
08‑28 13D/A CRNX / Crinetics Pharmaceuticals, Inc. PERCEPTIVE ADVISORS LLC 2,587,953 11.2% 13.13
08‑27 13D/A AMRS / Amyris, Inc. DOERR L JOHN 7,419,340 14.0% 31.58
08‑27 13D/A PBSK / Poage Bankshares, Inc. STILWELL JOSEPH 152,895 4.4% -25.42
08‑27 13D/A MEDP / Medpace Holdings, Inc. Cinven Capital Management (V) General Partner Ltd 0.0% -100.00
08‑27 13D/A AYX / Alteryx Inc. Insight Venture Partners VIII, L.P. 11,594,099 27.1% -5.90
08‑27 13D/A USAC / USA Compression Partners LP Argonaut Private Equity, L.L.C. 1,957,678 2.18% -72.41
08‑27 13D/A MDGS / Medigus Ltd. L.i.a. Pure Capital Ltd 5,647,920 8.8% 22.22
08‑27 13D/A TCI / Transcontinental Realty Investors, Inc. American Realty Investors Inc 7,375,402 84.6%
08‑27 13D/A CBPO / China Biologic Products, Inc. Pw Medtech Group Ltd 5,521,000 14.8% -11.38
08‑27 13D/A CBPO / China Biologic Products, Inc. CITIC Capital Holdings Ltd 2,680,863 6.82% 33.73

Source: Fintel.io/activists