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
09‑07 13D CBB / Cincinnati Bell, Inc. ARES MANAGEMENT LLC 2,667,692 5.3%
09‑07 13D JMBA / Jamba, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 446,929 2.86%
09‑07 13D LOAC / Longevity Acquisition Corp Whale Management Corp 1,400,000 25.8%
09‑05 13D VPCO / Healthier Choices Management Corp Ollet John 7,750,000,000 11.91%
09‑05 13D PERY / Ellis Perry International, Inc. WATER ISLAND CAPITAL LLC 867,606 5.468%
09‑05 13D DAVE / Famous Dave’s of America, Inc. Philotimo Fund, LP 1,491,197 16.4% 1.86
09‑05 13D APRI / Apricus Biosciences, Inc. Sarissa Capital Management LP 1,152,455 4.8%
09‑04 13D OSPR / Osprey Energy Acquisition Corp. Blackstone Holdings III L.P. 35,197,643 43.4%
09‑04 13D TZACU / Tenzing Acquisition Corp. Tenzing Llc 1,924,250 23.3%

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
09‑07 13D/A ISIG / Insignia Systems, Inc. Cable Car Capital LLC 873,402 7.4% -12.94
09‑07 13D/A REIS / Reis, Inc. Lynford Lloyd 1,349,412 11.4%
09‑07 13D/A STDY / SteadyMed Ltd. ORBIMED ADVISORS LLC 0 0.0% -100.00
09‑07 13D/A SANW / S&W Seed Co. MFP Investors LLC 8,710,017 33.6% 15.07
09‑07 13D/A AVNW / Aviat Networks, Inc. SINGER JULIAN D. 2,584 0.05% -99.11
09‑07 13D/A BWL.A / Bowl America, Inc. Zucker Anita G 232,166 6.2% 19.23
09‑06 13D/A PAM / Pampa Energia S.A. Pampa Energy Inc. 242,667,947 11.0% -8.56
09‑06 13D/A BKS / Barnes & Noble, Inc. Schottenfeld Opportunities Fund Ii, Lp 5,021,610 6.9% 21.48
09‑06 13D/A BCEI / Bonanza Creek Energy, Inc. Mangrove Partners Master Fund, Ltd. 1,836,613 8.9% 12.66
09‑06 13D/A STKS / ONE Group Hospitality, Inc. Argyle Street Management Ltd 1,500,000 5.32% -8.59
09‑06 13D/A PHII / PHI, Inc. Alesia Value Fund LLC 332,707 2.6% -7.14
09‑05 13D/A ILG / ILG, Inc Liberty Interactive Corp 0 0.0% -100.00
09‑05 13D/A EACQ / Easterly Acquisition Corp. Easterly Acquisition Sponsor, LLC 5,049,500 26.3% 6.91
09‑05 13D/A WFCF / Where Food Comes From, Inc. Yorkmont Capital Partners, LP 2,665,210 10.74% 54.76
09‑05 13D/A MZF / Managed Duration Investment Grade Municipal Fund WELLS FARGO & COMPANY/MN 0 0.0% -100.00
09‑04 13D/A PARR / Par Pacific Holdings Inc. WHITEBOX ADVISORS LLC 4,020,632 8.7% -10.31
09‑04 13D/A BBLU / Blue Earth, Inc. Jackson Investment Group, LLC 2,074,349 38.6% -8.53
09‑04 13D/A RIG / Transocean, Inc. Perestroika 67,740,289 %
09‑04 13D/A PNRG / PrimeEnergy Corp. AMRACE INC 391,422 0.0% -100.00
09‑04 13D/A RHP / Ryman Hospitality Properties, Inc. GAMCO INVESTORS, INC. ET AL 3,046,557 5.94% -10.00
09‑04 13D/A GHL / Greenhill & Co., Inc. GREENHILL ROBERT F 2,091,493 9.8% 11.36
09‑04 13D/A EQFN / Equitable Financial Corp. ELKHORN PARTNERS LIMITED PARTNERSHIP 326,406 %
09‑04 13D/A UHN / United States Diesel Heating Oil Fund Counsel Portfolio Services Inc. 0 0.0% -100.00
09‑04 13D/A ESND / Essendant Inc. Staples Inc 4,203,631 11.15%
09‑04 13D/A NTFU / Nutrafuels, Inc. Ward Edgar 23,675,074 26.39% -9.90
09‑04 13D/A PRVB / Provention Bio, Inc. Mdb Capital Group Llc 190,450,312 5.06% 15.00

Source: Fintel.io/activists

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