Hedge Funds

Hedge Fund News: Jim Chanos, Andrew Hall & BlueCrest Capital Management

Jim Chanos puppeteer
Casino mogul Wynn accuses short-seller Chanos of slander in lawsuit (DailyMail) Steve Wynn, the billionaire casino mogul, has filed a lawsuit accusing......(read more)

Moab Capital Partners Reports Passive Stake in Symmetry Medical Inc. (SMA): Indaba Capital Ups Position in Unwired Planet Inc (UPIP)

Symmetry Medical Inc. (NYSE:SMA)
In two new filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Moab Capital Partners, managed by Michael M. Rothenberg and David Sackler, and Derek......(read more)

VIRGINIA NATL BNK (VABK), Alimera Sciences Inc (ALIM), Advanced Photonix, Inc. (API): Hedge Funds Disclose Moves In Their Equity Portfolios

Alimera Sciences Inc (NASDAQ:ALIM)
Tim Mullen and his fund, Swift Run Capital Management, have sent a presentation to the management of VIRGINIA NATL BNK (OTCMKTS:VABK), in which they......(read more)

Why David Shaw is Bullish on Delek US Holdings, Inc. (DK)

David E. Shaw Vertex Pharmaceutical
David E. Shaw‘s hedge fund, D. E. Shaw, has raised its passive stake in Delek US Holdings, Inc. (NYSE:DK) to 5.4% of the company from 5.0% held......(read more)

Shutterfly Inc. (SFLY): Mario Cibelli Increases Stake, Sends Letter To Board

Shutterfly
Mario Cibelli, the manager of Marathon Partners, is still bullish on Shutterfly, Inc. (NASDAQ:SFLY) and has further increased his investment. According......(read more)

Diamondback Energy Inc (FANG): Wexford Capital Sells Shares in Underwritten Public Offering

Diamondback Energy
As two filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission showed, Wexford Capital has reduced its position in Diamondback Energy Inc (NASDAQ:FANG) to......(read more)

Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (VRX): ValueAct Capital Raises Stake as Jeffrey Ubben is Appointed as Board Director

VALUEACT CAPITAL
Jeffrey Ubben’s Valueact Capital Management disclosed today an increase in its exposure to Valeant Pharmaceuticals Intl Inc (NYSE:VRX). The fund added......(read more)

HomeFed Corporation (HOFD): Leucadia National Raises Stake To Around 65%

Leucadia National Corp. (NYSE:LUK)
In a newly amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Leucadia National, managed by Ian Cumming and Joseph Steinberg, revealed upping......(read more)

Sears Holdings Corp (SHLD): Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme Trims Stake as Liquidity Concerns Linger

FAIRHOLME (FAIRX) Bruce Berkowitz
Bruce Berkowitz’s Fairholme (Fairx) disclosed today a decrease in its exposure to Sears Holdings Corp (NASDAQ:SHLD). Over the past couple of days, Fairholme......(read more)

HC2 Holdings Inc (HCHC), PharmAthene Inc. (PIP): Two Micro-Caps That Institutional Investors Like

Pharmathene
HC2 Holdings Inc (OTCMKTS:HCHC) and PharmAthene, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PIP) have been feeling hedge funds’ bullishness lately. On Monday, Phil Frohlich’s......(read more)

Westell Technologies Inc. (WSTL), Carrols Restaurant Group, Inc. (TAST), Approach Resources Inc. (AREX), Heritage-Crystal Clean, Inc. (HCCI): Cove Street Capital Is Bullish on These Stocks

Approach Resources Inc. (NASDAQ:AREX)
The Securities and Exchange Commission has recently disclosed four filings from Cove Street Capital, a fund led by Jeffrey Bronchick. In the filings,......(read more)

Travelport Worldwide Ltd (TVPT) Post-IPO Institutional Supporters Include Angelo Gordon & Co and Q Investments (Scepter Holdings)

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Two institutional investors disclosed long positions in Travelport Worldwide Ltd (NYSE:TVPT) on Wednesday. John M. Angelo and Michael L. Gordon’s Angelo......(read more)

GAMCO Investors Ups Stake in Kaman Corporation (KAMN) To Over 13%; Cuts Exposure To Skyline Corporation (SKY)

Mario Gabelli
In two new filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission, Mario Gabelli’s GAMCO Investors, disclosed that it upped its stake in Kaman Corporation......(read more)

Berkshire Hathaway Inc. (BRK.B) One of the Largest Losers From Tesco PLC (TSCO)’s Financial Problems

Warren Buffett and Billionaires
Warren Buffett is famous for his impecable ability to pick profitable stocks, which brought him the title of Oracle of Omaha. However, among the vast......(read more)

Rockwell Collins, Inc. (COL): Why Jeff Ubben’s VA Capital Reduced Its Stake?

VALUEACT CAPITAL
ValueAct Capital, a fund managed by Jeffrey Uben, has disclosed slightly decreasing its activist stake in Rockwell Collins, Inc. (NYSE:COL). According......(read more)

The Madison Square Garden Co (MSG): JAT Capital Management Ups Stake To Nearly 10%

The Madison Square Garden Co (NASDAQ:MSG)
JAT Capital Management, managed by John Thaler, is bullish on The Madison Square Garden Co (NASDAQ:MSG). In newly amended filing with the U.S. Securities......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Bruce Kovner, Seth Klarman & Brevan Howard

CAXTON ASSOCIATES LP
Caxton Hedge Fund Hires Former BNP Paribas Trader Fourcade (BusinessWeek) Caxton Associates LP, the hedge fund firm co-founded by billionaire Bruce Kovner......(read more)

Darden Restaurants, Inc. (DRI): Jeffrey Smith’s Proxy Fight Might Soon Turn Victorious

Jeff Smith
Jeffrey Smith‘s Starboard Value has issued a new press release outlining the fund’s position regarding the management of Darden Restaurants......(read more)

American International Group Inc (AIG), Bank of America Corp (BAC): Bruce Berkowitz of Fairholme Talks About His Top Picks and Strategy

FAIRHOLME (FAIRX) Bruce Berkowitz
Bruce Berkowitz, the manager of Fairholme fund, is a notorious mutual fund manager with around $19 billion in Assets Under Management. While the fund&#......(read more)

Guidance Software Inc. (GUID), I.D. Systems Inc. (IDSY): Osmium Partners and RGM Capital Are Active in These Companies

I.D. Systems Inc. (IDSY)
John H Lewis’ Osmium Partners disclosed today a new stake, with 656,800 shares of Common Stock, in I.D. Systems, Inc. (NASDAQ:IDSY). In addition, Robert......(read more)

Bob Evans Farms Inc (BOBE): Tom Sandell Takes BEF Foods Separation Matter into His Hands

Thomas Sandell
Tom Sandell‘s Sandell Asset Management, in a new filing with the SEC, disclosed some new details regarding its activist stake in Bob Evans Farms......(read more)

Hedge Fund News: Dan Loeb, Bill Ackman & Nouriel Roubini

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Sotheby’s Faces Headwinds that Could Hurt Its Investors (InstitutionalInvestorsAlpha) The activist hedge fund firms that have been pushing for change......(read more)

Bill Ackman Frustrated Over Allergan, Inc. (AGN)’s Plans to Acquire Salix

Bill Ackman in crowd
In a new filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, Pershing Square Capital Management revealed a letter signed by its Chief Executive Officer......(read more)

Alco Stores Inc (ALCS): Michael Price Sells All His Shares

Michael Price
Is it time to get rid of Alco Stores Inc (NASDAQ:ALCS) shares or is Michael Price freeing funds for other investments? According to a recent filing......(read more)

Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (ACHN): RA Capital Management Sells Over 2 Million Shares

Peter Kolchinsky
RA Capital Management, managed by Peter Kolchinsky, continues to unload its stake in Achillion Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ:ACHN). In a new filing with......(read more)
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