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Author Archive - Ben Alberstadt

gold-bullion

Best Strategy to Invest in Gold as Prices Continue to Rise

Gold prices continue to rise on reports that the U.S economy contracted in the first quarter more than analysts had anticipated. World Gold Council’......(read more)
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Apple Unveils $1,099 Entry-Level iMac

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) on Wednesday unveiled a new $1,099 entry-level iMac after rumors last week that the company will be making minor updates to its......(read more)
India ETFs Jump Following Moody's Comments

Horizon Asset Management Adjusts Positions in AutoNation Inc. (AN) & Two Other Companies

Murray Stahl‘s Horizon Asset Management now owns five million shares of  AutoNation, Inc. (NYSE:AN), which is 4.4% of all outstanding stock,......(read more)
Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc (NASDAQ:SHOS)

Force Capital Dumps Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc (SHOS)

Robert Jaffe‘s Force Capital has liquidated its position in Sears Hometown and Outlet Stores Inc (NASDAQ:SHOS), according to a recent filing with......(read more)
YORK CAPITAL MANAGEMENT

York Capital Management Decreases Position in Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (GILT)

James Dinan‘s York Capital Management has reduced its position in Gilat Satellite Networks Ltd (NASDAQ:GILT). Dinan’s fund now owns 6.02......(read more)
OMEGA ADVISORS

Billionaire Leon Cooperman’s Recent Moves: Arbor Realty Trust, Inc. (ABR), Atlas Energy LP (ATLS) & Others

Leon Cooperman‘s Omega Advisors has recently adjusted its position in a few equities. Mr. Cooperman now owns 3.39 million shares of  Arbor Realty......(read more)
Intrusion Inc. (OTCMKTS:INTZ)

Walter Schenker’s MAZ Partners Is Betting On This Tiny Company

Walter Schenker‘s MAZ Partners has upped its position in Intrusion Inc. (OTCMKTS:INTZ). In a filing with the Securities and Exchange Comission......(read more)
Pine River Capital Management

Brian Taylor’s Pine River Capital Management Changes a Few Positions

Brian Taylor‘s Pine River Capital Management has recently adjusted its position in four stocks, according to documents filed with the Securities......(read more)
Keith Meister, Corvex Capital

Corvex Capital Is Going Long Signet Jewelers Ltd. (SIG)

Keith Meister‘s Corvex Capital has disclosed a new position in Signet Jewelers Ltd. (NYSE:SIG). Carl Icahn‘s protege has purchased 6.26 million......(read more)
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Pershing Square Buys Into Platform Specialty Products Corporation (PAH)

Bill Ackman‘s Pershing Square has disclosed a position in Platform Specialty Products Corporation (NYSE:PAH), a company that recently started trading......(read more)
Wausau Paper Corp.(NYSE:WPP)

Altai Capital Buys Into Wausau Paper Corp. (WPP)

Rishi Bajaj, Toby Symonds, And Steve Tesoriere‘s Altai Capital has purchased 2.6 million shares of Wausau Paper Corp (NYSE:WPP), according to......(read more)
NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ)

Altimeter Capital Management Continues NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NQ) Buying Binge

Brad Gerstner‘s Altimeter Capital Management has once again upped its stake in NQ Mobile Inc (ADR) (NYSE:NQ), according to a recent SEC filing......(read more)
OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc (OGXI)

Tang Capital Management Is Getting Out of OncoGenex Pharmaceuticals Inc (OGXI) and Cyclacel Pharmaceuticals Inc (CYCC)

Kevin C. Tang‘s Tang Capital Management has decreased its position it two pharmaceutical companies. The $200 million hedge fund recently decreased......(read more)
Ralph Whitworth

Relational Investors To Appoint Director to SPX Corporation (SPW)’s Board

Ralph V. Whitworth‘s Relational Investors has disclosed, in a newly amended filing, entering into an agreement with SPX Corporation (NYSE:SPW)......(read more)
Highland Capital Management

Highland Capital Management Further Raises Stake in Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund (NHF)

James Dondero‘s Highland Capital Management has reported purchasing additional shares of Nexpoint Credit Strategies Fund (NYSE:NHF) in a series......(read more)
LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM)

Cadian Capital Further Raises Stake in LogMeIn Inc (LOGM)

Eric Bannasch‘s $3.4 billion Cadian Capital is bullish on LogMeIn Inc (NASDAQ:LOGM) and recently has upped its stake to some 2.56 million......(read more)
Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT)

Harvest Capital Strategies Increases Stake in Green Dot Corporation (GDOT) by 63%

Joseph A. Jolson‘s Harvest Capital Strategies recently increased its stake in Green Dot Corporation (NYSE:GDOT). Jolson’s fund previously......(read more)

Apple Inc. (AAPL) is Removing Limits and Putting Up a Fence

Good news for all you compulsive photo snappers: Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) has removed Photo Stream and iCloud photo sharing limits, so snap and share......(read more)
MILLENNIUM MANAGEMENT

Millenium Management Sells Some More Shares of Liberator Medical Holdings Inc (LBMH)

Israel Englander‘s Millenium Management has recently further trimmed its stake in Liberator Medical Holdings Inc (NYSEMKT:LBMH). Last week, the......(read more)
Scientific Learning Corporation

Nantahala Capital Management Buys Into Scientific Learning Corporation (SCIL)

Wilmot B. Harkey and Daniel Mack‘s Nantahala Capital Management opened a 4.8 million share position in the education company Scientific Learning......(read more)
Paul Singer ELLIOTT MANAGEMENT

Elliott Management Nominates Independent Directors to Compuware Corporation (CPWR)’s Board

Paul Singer‘s Eliott Management, which owns 8.6% of Compuware Corporation (NASDAQ:CPWR) entered into an agreement with the company, under the......(read more)
Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT)

Visium Asset Management Ups Stake in Skyrocketing Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (ICPT)

Jacob Gottlieb‘s Visium Asset Management has increased its stake in Intercept Pharmaceuticals Inc (NASDAQ:ICPT), according to an amended filing......(read more)

1 Surprising & 1 Not-So-Surprising Move by Apple

Today, Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) released an unlocked GSM iPhone 5s in its U.S. Online store. The story, originally reported by 9 to 5 Mac, indicates......(read more)

Apple’s Potential Manufacturer Shake Up

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) reportedly told supplier Foxconn to ease off the iPhone 5C gas pedal last week. And it seems Taiwanese multinational electronics......(read more)
Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN)

Expert Sees Amazon.com’s Caution as the Right Play

According to Jason Del Rey of All Things Digital, Amazon.com, Inc. (NASDAQ:AMZN) is doing the right thing in exercising caution with the roll out of......(read more)
Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)

Why Skype Says the Company is a Positive Influence on Microsoft Corporation

Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT)’s stock price has climbed this year, up nearly 44 percent. Outside of that happy news, though, things have been......(read more)
VALUEACT CAPITAL

Investors Returning to Microsoft’s Stock

Just when it appeared investors had left Microsoft Corporation (NASDAQ:MSFT) for newer, shinier models, the Redmond, WA tech giant is beginning to return......(read more)
Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL)

Apple Inc. (AAPL), Clearwire Corporation (CLWR): We’re Watching This Hedge Fund

Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) is one of the smart money’s favorite stocks, and despite its selloff in recent months, it was still one of the most popular......(read more)
Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:APC)

Anadarko Petroleum Corporation (APC), Citigroup Inc (C) & More: Multi-Billion Dollar Hedge Fund is Bullish

One of the high-quality hedge funds on our radar screens is Robert Pohly’s Samlyn Capital. Samlyn’s $2.8 billion hedge fund’s equity portfolio is......(read more)
Level 3 Communications, Inc. (NYSE:LVLT)

Level 3 Communications, Inc. (LVLT), Alpha Natural Resources, Inc. (ANR): It’s Time You Should Start Paying Attention to This Hedge Fund

It always seems like the Buffetts and Einhorns of the hedge fund world capture the lion’s share of media attention. However, there is an abundance......(read more)
Broadfin Kevin Kotler

Teva Pharmaceutical Industries Ltd (ADR) (TEVA) Is One of 5 Key Stocks in This Healthcare-Focused Hedgie’s Portfolio

Healthcare stocks aren’t for everyone, but one way average investors can learn more about this space is by paying attention to those who make a career......(read more)
American Water Works Co., Inc. (NYSE:AWK)

Multi-Million Dollar Hedge Fund Focusing on Water, Utilities: American Water Works Company Inc (AWK), SJW Corp. (SJW)

Although the average investor often turns a blind eye to hedge fund activity, paying attention to the best managers can be both wise and profitable. Here......(read more)
Alan Howard

5 High-Dividend Financials With Booming Hedge Fund Sentiment: CME Group Inc (CME), HCP, Inc. (HCP)

U.S. lawmakers are faced with the difficult task of sustaining an economic recovery while creating a viable deficit reduction strategy to position the......(read more)