U.S. stocks are up for a third consecutive trading session on Tuesday, largely driven by a marked surge in oil prices and a weakening Yen. However, as usual, a few stocks are moving in the opposite direction. This is the case for Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG), LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC), NewLink Genetics Corp (NASDAQ:NLNK), InvenSense Inc (NYSE:INVN) and MannKind Corporation (NASDAQ:MNKD), all of which are posting large losses on Tuesday trading. So, let’s take a look into the events behind these declines, and into how the hedge funds in our database feel about the above mentioned companies.
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Solaredge Technologies Tanks On Poor Guidance
Back to the stocks that interest us, let’s start with Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG), a small-cap, solar energy equipment company that is down more than 21% in the early afternoon. After the market closed on Monday, the firm reported third fiscal quarter EPS of $0.51 on revenue of $125.2 million, beating the Street’s consensus by $0.10 and $1.95 million. However, guidance for the fourth quarter disappointed investors; the company’s management said it expects revenue in the $125 million to $134 million range, below expectations for $134.5 million.
As of the end of the fourth quarter of 2015, Solaredge Technologies Inc (NASDAQ:SEDG) counted 21 hedge fund supporters among those we track. Their total stakes, valued at more than $168 million by December 31, accounted for more than 15% of the company’s total shares.
LendingClub Continues To Tumble As Drama Unravels
Next up is a company that has been all over the news: LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC). The stock is down roughly 6% on Tuesday, continuing with the 34.34% decline seen on Monday, which was set in motion by the resignation of Founder, CEO and Chairman, Renaud Laplanche, and two other senior executives, in response to news that the company had misplaced the sale of $22 million in loans and re-dated another $3 million. But, the resignations did not only bring instability; they also brought investor scrutiny to the company’s fast growth, high risk business.
Among the funds that we track, 18 were long LendingClub Corp (NYSE:LC) by the end of 2015. One firm that is probably taking a big hit from this decline is Alexander Tamas’ VY Capital, which held almost 4.5 million shares of the company as of March 31, after increasing its exposure by 46% over the first quarter of 2016. VY Capital’s stake in LendingClub accounted for almost 30% of its first quarter equity portfolio.