If you want to know which ASX stocks fund managers and famous investors are putting their money into we’ve been keeping track of substantial holder buys (and sells).

Trading Places is Stockhead’s recap of the substantial holder movements among ASX small caps over the last fortnight.

Substantial shareholders are those holding 5 per cent or more of a company’s shares — these can be directors, individual investors, or institutional investors.

Shareholders are required to announce to the exchange when they cross above or below the 5 per cent threshold, as well as any change in their holdings while they remain above 5 per cent.

 

Buyers

Company Code Market Cap Holder Stake Status
Vital Metals VML $176.6M Thebes Offshore Master Fund 5.58% Becoming
Terragen Holdings TGH $63.7M Scobie Dickinson Ward 15.23% Increasing
Vital Metals VML $176.6M Transocean Private Investments 5.04% Becoming
Navigator Global Investments NGI $248.9M Perennial Value Management 10.08% Increasing
Doctor Care Anywhere DOC $294.6M Perennial Value Management 7.32% Increasing
Red 5 RED $414.7M Regal Funds Management 5.27% Becoming
Infomedia IFM $570.3M Viburmum Funds 12.00% Increasing
BWX BWX $669.8M Eley Griffiths 6.06% Increasing
Adherium ADR $10.9M Trudell Medical 19.47% Increasing
Chase Mining CML $5.9M Syracuse Capital 6.86% Increasing
IXUP IXU $84.4M Regal Funds Management 8.03% Increasing
Atrum Coal ATU $34.0M Regal Funds Management 5.33% Becoming
Smart Parking SPZ $59.3M Microequities Asset Management 6.55% Increasing
Rox Resources RXL $77.9M Hawke's Point 13.29% Becoming
K-TIG KTG $57.3M Alium Alpha Fund 7.58% Increasing
Farm Pride Foods FRM $19.3M Capital H Management 5.01% Becoming
HiPages HPG $273.0M Australian Ethical Investment 5.27% Becoming
Acros Formwork & Construction ACW $63.1M Perennial Value Management 11.03% Increasing
Booktopia BKG $335.2M Perennial Value Management 7.83% Increasing
SomnoMed SOM $165.5M TDM Growth Partners 25.01% Increasing
Thomson Resources TMZ $41.9M Silver Mines 15.53% Becoming
Intega Group ITG $191.4M Alberta Investment Management Corp 5.16% Becoming
Catapult Group CAT $395.9M ICE Investors 6.77% Increasing
Eagle Mountain Mining EM2 $124.6M Paradice Investment Management 5.24% Becoming

Australian Ethical has now established itself as a substantial holder of Hipages (ASX:HPG)It has been buying on market since it listed last November but crossed the threshold on March 23 after making over $2.2 million in trades.

Hipages is an online market place, similar to Airtasker (ASX:ART), but is exclusively focused on qualified tradies – operating as a subscription service for them.

Shares have mostly traded below its IPO price but have gained 20 per cent since Airtasker listed.

Another stock welcoming a major fund manager as a substantial holder was copper explorer Eagle Mountain (ASX:EM2) which is now 5.24 per cent owned by Paradice Investment Management.

One stock particularly under seige is Atrum Coal (ASX:ATU) which has a coal project threatened by regulations in Alberta – the Canadian province that plays host to it.

While Atrum shares fell by 80 per cent off the back of this news, Regal Funds Management bought 12 million shares for just under $800,000 and now has a 5.33 per cent stake.

Other buys by Regal included gold producer Red 5 (ASX:RED) and data analytics company IXUP (ASX:IXU).

Purchases made by Perennial Value Management include virtual GP service Doctor Care Anywhere (ASX:DOC) and scaffolding provider Acrow Formwork & Construction Services (ASX:ACF).

 

Sellers

Company Code Market Cap Holder Current Stake Status
Enegex ENX $13.1M Ross Di Bartolo 7.24% Decreasing
Vintage Energy VEN $35.9M Regal Funds Management 5.40% Decreasing
Atrum Coal ATU $34.0M Perennial Value Management <5% Ceasing
Cettire CTT $535.6M Regal Funds Management <5% Ceasing
BWX BWX $650.2M Regal Funds Management 5.73% Decreasing
DigitalX DCC $46.4M Armistice Capital Master Fund <5% Ceasing
1st Group 1ST $10.3M Anthony Gandel <5% Ceasing
Revasum RVS $40.5M Perennial Value Management 14.14% Decreasing
VRX Silica VRX $146.4M Peter Pawlositsch <5% Ceasing
Apiam Animal Health AHX $100.3M Regal Funds Management <5% Ceasing
Hydrix HYD $35.0M Perennial Value Management 7.73% Decreasing
Arrow Minerals AMD $10.7M Capital Di <5% Ceasing

While Regal bought more of Atrum Coal (ASX:ATU), Perennial Value Management opted to part with over $2.3 million in shares.

It also cut stakes in semiconductor stock Revasum (ASX:RVS) and engineering company Hydrix (ASX:HYD) although it is still a substantial holder of both.

Sales by Regal Funds Management included wellness product seller BWX (ASX:BWX) and fashion retailer Cettire (ASX:CTT)