Paul Singer’s Elliott Management is the largest and arguably the most successful activist hedge fund. So when Singer first buys a stake in a stock, that company’s management shudders, and the share price jumps. Singer’s 13D filing usually means higher prices in the target stock in the...
On December 27, 2018, Cannell Capital LLC — a hedge fund based in Alta, Wyoming – disclosed sending three separate letters to three company managements, notifying them of Cannell’s activist intentions. Buying the stocks targeted by Cannell on that date would have produced an average gain of 32.40% over the 25 trading days since.
In 1951, Denver resident Ida Goldstein purchased the formula for Scott’s Liquid Gold for $350 as a business opportunity for her three young adult sons. The guys began mixing and bottling the amber-colored wood care oil by hand in the family garage. So was born the brand that eventually found its place into households across America. Some 65 years later, the company is going strong.
NASCAR has always ruled auto racing in the U.S., and though attendance has declined in recent years, NASCAR produced revenue of $660 million in 2017. But internationally, the king of racing is Formula 1, generating revenue of over $1.83 billion in 2017. With 21 events held around the world last...
Question: If you’re a top hedge fund manager and the value of your highest conviction stock suddenly drops by 20%, what do you do? Answer: You buy more. Late in 2018, investors panic-sold en masse. Indiscriminate selling. Babies thrown out with bathwater. While the public freaked-out about interest rates, trade wars and recessions, leading hedge funds added to their best ideas.
Seth Klarman is not known for high-profile activist campaigns confronting underperforming management. The manager of Baupost Group has built his formidable track record finding undervalued stocks and quietly building positions as a long-term investor. That’s why Baupost’s recent 13D filing targeting Viasat, Inc. (Nasdaq:VSAT) is interesting.