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Hedge Fund and Insider Trading News: Cliff Asness, Steven Cohen, Ray Dalio, Albar Capital, AlarmCom Hldg Inc (ALRM), Danaher Corporation (DHR), and More

Hedge Fund Manager And Biden Advisor Is Shorting Uber On Coming Regulatory Pressures (
Renowned shortseller Jim Chanos’ funds made almost $100 million by shorting German payments company Wirecard ahead of its collapse. The company filed for bankruptcy after a five-year Financial Times investigation into its accounting practices. A giant in the global hedge fund industry, Chanos is president and founder of New York-based Kynikos Associates, named after the ancient Greek word for “cynic”. His pitch is that he can identify corporate disasters-in-the-making, Harriet Agnew wrote for Financial Times. His 20 employees manage $1.5 billon in assets. Chanos also teaches a course on the history of financial fraud dating back to the 17th century (“how to detect it, not how to commit it”) at his alma mater, Yale University. And this right now is “the golden age of fraud”, Chanos told FT. Holdings Inc (ALRM) President and CEO Stephen Trundle Sold $13.5 million of Shares (Guru Focus)
President and CEO of Holdings Inc., Stephen Trundle., sold 200,000 shares of ALRM on 07/28/2020 at an average price of $67.27 a share. The total sale was $13.5 million. Holdings Inc is a cloud-based software platform solution for the connected property. The company through its cloud-based services makes connected home technology accessible to home and business owners.

Thursday 7/30 Insider Buying Report: FBIZ, NRZ (
On Tuesday, First Business Financial Services’s Director, Gerald L. Kilcoyne, made a $100,300 purchase of FBIZ, buying 6,800 shares at a cost of $14.75 a piece. First Business Financial Services is trading up about 3.9% on the day Thursday. And on Monday, Director Alan L. Tyson bought $77,184 worth of New Residential Investment, buying 10,000 shares at a cost of $7.72 a piece. Before this latest buy, Tyson made one other purchase in the past year, buying $50,100 shares at a cost of $5.01 each. New Residential Investment is trading off about 1.9% on the day Thursday. So far Tyson is in the green, up about 4.9% on their buy based on today’s trading high of $8.10.

The President & CEO of Danaher is Exercising Options (Analyst Ratings)
Yesterday it was reported that the President & CEO of Danaher (DHR), Thomas Patrick Joyce, exercised options to sell 181,394 DHR shares at $65.89 a share, for a total transaction value of $35.19M. Following Thomas Patrick Joyce’s last DHR Sell transaction on February 11, 2020, the stock climbed by 35.7%. In addition to Thomas Patrick Joyce, 2 other DHR executives reported Sell trades in the last month.

Medpace Holdings Inc (MEDP) President & CEO August J. Troendle Sold $30.5 million of Shares (Guru Focus)
President & CEO of Medpace Holdings Inc., August J. Troendle, sold 243,518 shares of MEDP on 07/28/2020 at an average price of $125.23 a share. The total sale was $30.5 million. Medpace Holdings Inc is a clinical contract research organisation. It is engaged in providing scientifically-driven clinical research-based drug and medical device development services to the biotechnology, pharmaceutical and medical device industries.

Ebony Magazine Files Two Suits Against Jacob Walthour and Blueprint Capital Alleging Insider Trading (RadioFacts)
Ebony Owners File SEC Complaint and also move to halt bankruptcy citing Walthour as insider. Digital and Radio Facts: During these unprecedented times, while black businesses are getting hit from all fronts, including the struggles brought on by COVID-19; black men and women are fighting to preserve their livelihoods, all while dealing with the racial unrests, as many have taken to the streets to exclaim “Black Lives Matter!” Ebony owners claim, for Blueprint Capital (“BPC”) CRD# 282327 and Co-Founder Jacob Walthour, it has been an opportunity for financial gain and driving black legacy businesses like Ebony Magazine into bankruptcy.