Hedge Funds Are Dumping Cerence Inc. (CRNC)
Debasis Saha, 05 July 2020
At the end of February we announced the arrival of the first US recession since 2009 and we predicted that the market will decline by at least 20% in (see why hell is coming). In these volatile markets we scrutinize hedge fund filings to get a reading on which direction each stock might be going. In this article, we will take a closer look at hedge fund sentiment towards Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNC) at the end of the first quarter and determine whether the smart money was really smart about this stock.
Cerence Inc. (NASDAQ:CRNC) has experienced a decrease in enthusiasm from smart money in recent months. Our calculations also showed that CRNC isn’t among the 30 most popular stocks among hedge funds (click for Q1 rankings and see the video for a quick look at the top 5 stocks).
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LAKEWOOD: SHORT CELLTRION AND SNOOP-DOGG BACKED WEED FIRM
ValueWalk, 29 January 2018
Lakewood Capital Management, the mutl billion dollar hedge fund led by Anthony Bozza, is calling the top of the marijuana stock boom. The firm revealed short positions in two major cannabis companies in its full-year and fourth quarter letter to investors, a copy of which has been reviewed by ValueWalk. The Lakewood hedge fund is short Canopy Growth, and Aurora Cannabis as Bozza and team believe that these pot stocks are highly overvalued and trade no nothing more than hot air.
One Of The Last Remaining Short Only Hedge Funds Warns Of Risk Parity “Liquidity Crash”. “Heading into the final months of 2017, each of these public companies sported market capitalizations that were nearly impossible to rationalize” the letter notes, “but nonetheless, the stocks saw their values more than triple in just a few short weeks around year-end as focus turned to the legalization of recreational marijuana in California on January 1, 2018” it continues.
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Raging Capital Reveals New Long Position (CAVM) and Discusses 3 Short Positions (VRX, LC, PMTS) in Q2 Letter to Investors
GENE GUZUN, 08 August 2016
Hedge funds’ quarterly 13F filings are quite useful for retail investors seeking to invest like wealthy and successful money managers, but their quarterly letters to investors are even more informative and useful. Raging Capital Management LLC, an investment firm launched by William C. Martin in April 2006 with capital from friends and family, recently sent a quarterly letter to investors discussing the firm’s performance and its biggest contributors to that performance.
New Jersey-based Raging Capital Management, mostly known for its activist investment strategy, invests in both emerging growth stocks and deep-value investments. The activist asset manager generated a net-of-fees return of 5.1% in the second quarter of 2016, bringing tits return for the first half of the year to an impressive 14.0%. Mr. Martin’s investment firm delivered a compound annual growth rate of 21.2% since inception through the end of the second quarter, approximately three-times the 7.1% return generated by the S&P 500 Index over the same time span.
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CIBC will pay $125M US fine to settle mutual fund trading investigation
CBC News, 20 July 2005
CIBC confirmed Wednesday it will pay out $125 million US to settle an investigation into the bank’s role on behalf of hedge funds that engaged in improper mutual fund market timing and late trading. The bank said the deal was reached with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and the New York Attorney General’s Office.
The agreement will see two of the bank’s subsidiaries, CIBC World Markets Corp. and Canadian Imperial Holdings Inc., pay a penalty of $25 million US and disgorgement of $100 million US related to financing and brokerage services provided to the hedge funds.
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