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

Substantial shareholders are shareholders holding 5 per cent or more of a company’s shares and 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 and any change in their holdings while they remain above 5 per cent.

 

Buyers

Company Code Market Cap Holder Stake Status
Kyckr KYK $24.4M Regal Funds Management 5.61% Becoming
Sky Network Television SKT $215.2M Accident Compensation Corporation 9.39% Increasing
Alliance Aviation AQZ $359.5M Kopwa Twp Thpusand Corporate Trustee 8.42% Increasing
DXN DXN $23.1M Kenneth Baker 5.35% Becoming
Infomedia IFM $621.6M VicSuper 5.01% Becoming
Great Western Exploration GTE $144.1M Seascape Capital 19.60% Becoming
Pearl Global PG1 $16.8M VicSuper 22.45% Becoming
Great Western Exploration GTE $144.1M Westgate Capital 9.80% Becoming
Aurelia Metals AMI $415.1M Eley Griffiths 5.24% Becoming
Six Sigma Metals SI6 $1.9M Patrick Volpe 11.33% Increasing
Mako Gold MKG $7.5M Peter & Ann Ledwidge 7.09% Increasing
Mach7 Technology M7T $140.8M JM Financial 14.35% Increasing
MCS Services MSG $4.7M Capital H Management 19.50% Increasing
Valor Resources VAL $3.8M Brian McMaster 5.31% Becoming
Visioneering Technologies VTI $12.5M Thorney Opportunities 28.93% Increasing
Infomedia IFM $621.6M Wilson Asset Management 6.42% Increasing
Gladiator Resources GLA $1.9M J Moody Nominees 6.40% Becoming
Tymlez Group TYM $6.7M 10 Bolivianos, Freedom Trade & Niv Dagan 6.32% Becoming
Field Solutions Holdings FSG $13.5M Kestrel Growth Companies 11.78% Becoming
Field Solutions Holdings FSG $13.5M Convergent Technology 40.00% Increasing
Surefire Resources SRN $1.9M Kyle Haynes 7.72% Increasing
Zenith Energy ZEN $146.4M Westoz Fund Management 11.90% Increasing
Alt Resources ARS $27.9M Harvest Lane Asset Management 6.45% Increasing
Aspen Group APZ $99.7M Cooper Investors 6.02% Becoming
Electro Optic Systems EOS $928.6M Ben Greene 5.38% Becoming
Energy Action EAX $3.4M Murray Bleack 19.65% Increasing
Creso Pharma CPH $14.5M L1 Capital Global Opportunities Master Fund 6.44% Becoming
Tymlez Group TYM $15.0M Peter Whitcombe 16.51% Becoming
Energy One EOL $92.2M Vaughan Busby & Rearden Group 16.15% Increasing
Citadel Group CGL $271.4M Wilson Asset Management 6.05% Becoming
Novatti Group NOV $43.5M Corangamite - Peter Cook 6.00% Increasing
XCD Energy XCD $7.7M 88 Energy 22.95% Increasing
MMA Offshore MRM $75.9M Thorney Opportunities 9.58% Increasing
Adveritas AV1 $21.4M Regal Funds Management 7.66% Becoming
iSelect ISU $55.7M Thorney Opportunities 9.10% Increasing
Novonix NVX $277.8M Regal Funds Management 6.76% Becoming
Cellnet Group CLT $7.0M Galvez Investments 10.10% Becoming
Hammer Metals HMX $19.3M Zbigniew Waldemar Lubieniecki 10.06% Increasing
Lucapa Diamond Company LOM $32.2M Equigold 6.57% Increasing
Alt Resources ARS $26.7M Harvest Lane Asset Management 7.61% Increasing
Village Roadshow VRL $429.6M Mittleman Brothers 6.37% Increasing
Lefroy Exploration LEX $20.1M Noontide Investments 8.20% Increasing
Bigtincan BTH $278.2M Australian Ethical Investment 8.59% Increasing
Novonix NVX $245.8M Washington H Soul Pattinson 7.74% Increasing
Eclipx ECX $372.4M Vinva Investment Management 5.12% Becoming
PKS Holdings PKS $33.6M Paul O'Connor 10.16% Becoming
PKS Holdings PKS $33.6M Celerity Investments 5.21% Becoming
Strategic Energy Resources SER $4.8M Graeme Kirke 11.79% Increasing
Decmil Group DCG $45.5M Thorney Opportunities 19.59% Increasing
Starpharma SPL $361.4M Fidelity 5.00% Becoming
Beston Global Food Company BFC $42.4M Allianz 7.46% Increasing
Alto Metals AME $22.0M Harvest Lane Asset Management 9.62% Increasing
Ellex ELX $85.4M Australian Ethical Investment 11.06% Increasing
Clean Seas Seafood CSS $64.7M GCI CSS (Hofseth & Nevera) - Nichola Holderness 9.44% Becoming
Murray Cod Australia MCA $67.7M One Funds Management 6.21% Increasing
BlueChiip BCT $31.4M One Funds Management 8.43% Increasing
OneVue Holdings OVH $101.8M Thorney Opportunities 16.04% Increasing
Cogstate CGS $64.7M Australian Ethical Investment 17.33% Increasing
Aeris Resources AEI $134.5M Tudor Court 24.31% Increasing
PYC Therapeutics PYC $290.2M Australian Land 30.11% Increasing
Accelerate Resources AX8 $2.1M GTT Global Opportunities 15.85% Increasing
Consolidated Operations Group COG $72.3M Naos Asset Management 25.66% Increasing
Over the Wire OTW $170.5M Naos Asset Management 13.68% Increasing
K-TIG KTG $22.4M Alium Alpha Fund 5.07% Becoming
Predictive Discovery PDI $43.8M Capital Di 11.35% Increasing
Duketon Mining DKM $21.3M Seamus Cornelius 6.05% Becoming
Visioneering Technologies VTI $12.5M Regal Funds Management 10.11% Increasing
CML Group CGR $55.5M Copia Investment Partners 5.88% Becoming
Decmil Group DCG $45.5M Industry Super Holdings 10.26% Becoming
The Reject Shop TRS $261.9M Bennelong Australian Equity Partners 6.86% Becoming
Piedmont Lithium PLL $95.0M AustralianSuper 10.42% Increasing
Marmota Energy MEU $48.2M John Huizenga 6.70% Increasing
Nickel Mines NIC $1.1B PT Karunia Bara Perkasa 16.13% Increasing
PSC Insurance Group PSI $709.0M Melissa Dwyer 23.40% Increasing

 

Biotech Opthea (ASX:OPT) has shown the financial power of eyecare, with its drug passing two clinical trials against vision-loss diseases and shares surging.

This has prompted investors to look more closely at other stocks in the optometry space.

Visioneering Techology (ASX:VTI), which is similarly looking to tackle blindness but specifically in children, saw Regal Funds Management take its stake to 10.11 per cent, while Alex Waislitz’s Thorney Opportunities took its interest to nearly 29 per cent.

Last Christmas, optometry device maker Ellex Medical Lasers (ASX:ELX) revealed European play Lumibird was interested in acquiring many of its assets, but the ACCC only gave its blessing last week.

Australian Ethical Investments topped up its holdings in the company to 11.06 per cent. The fund also bought more of neurology play Cogstate (ASX:CGS), upping its holdings to 17.33 per cent, and tech play Bigtincan (ASX:BTH), which it now owns nearly 8.6 per cent of.

As for Alex Waislitz, his buys also included beseiged construction stock Decmil Group (ASX:DCG), which was left with a massive financial loss and a need to raise capital as a result of two non-paying clients.

Capital Di previously turned its initial $150k investment in Predictive Discovery (ASX:PDI) into $2m and has now increased its stake to 11.35 per cent.

New York-based investment manager Mittleman bought more of theme park operator Village Roadshow (ASX:VRL) and now owns 6.37 per cent.

Bennelong Australian Equity Partners became substantial holders of The Retail Shop (ASX:TRS), now owning over 6 per cent.

Sydney-based One Funds Management increased its holdings in tracking-tech play BlueChiip (ASX:BCT) and aquaculture stock Murray Cod Australia (ASX:MCA).

 

Sellers

Company Code Market Cap Holder Current Stake Status
Onevue Holdings OVH $100.5M Moelis 3.79% Ceasing
Novonix NVX $99.4M Washington H Soul Pattinson 11.49% Decreasing
Agrimin AMN $82.6M AustralianSuper 15% Increasing
Aspen Group APZ $119.0M Resolution Capital 5.29% Becoming
Oilex OEX $7.3M Republic Investment Management 11.06% Decreasing
Venture Minerals VMS $12.1M Republic Investment Management 10.59% Decreasing
Emeco Holdings EHL $379.6M Eley Griffiths 4.23% Ceasing
OFX OFX $337.0M Pendal Group 6.43% Decreasing
Nitro Software NTO $306.5M Regal Funds Management 6.71% Decreasing
Nick Scali NCK $498.2M Ethical Partners Funds Management 0.35% Ceasing
Infigen Energy IFN $786.3M Australian Ethical Investment 0.00% Ceasing
Pact Group PGH $805.0M Investors Mutual 8.68% Decreasing
Datadot Technology DDT $4.4M Thorney Technologies 0.00% Ceasing
Infomedia IFM $621.6M Viburnum Funds 10.93% Decreasing
Energy Action EAX $3.4M Microequities Asset Management 0.00% Ceasing
Southern Cross Media Group SXL $581.3M Challenger 6.27% Ceasing
Smartgroup Corporation SIQ $846.4M Ethical Partners Funds Management 0.00% Ceasing
Veris VRS $13.8M Perennial Value Management 0.75% Ceasing
Global Energy Ventures GEV $19.7M Regal Funds Management 5.77% Decreasing
Australian Finance Group AFG $447.1M Brett McKeon Family Trust 6% Decreasing
Gage Roads Brewing GRB $60.5M Spheria Asset Management 5.05% Decreasing
iSelect ISU $55.7M Quest Asset Partners 3.81% Ceasing
Wisr WZR $205.6M Adcock Private Equity 21.20% Decreasing
Eureka Group Holdings EGH $71.3M Cooper Investors 14.32% Decreasing
Predictive Discovery PDI $43.8M Aurora Minerals 3.30% Ceasing
Carnaby Resources CNB $7.9M DiscovEx Resources 0.00% Ceasing
Ellex Medical Lasers ELX $86.9M Investors Mutual 0.00% Ceasing
Musgrave Minerals MGV $199.1M Westgold Resources 3.50% Ceasing
Xref XF1 $32.1M AustralianSuper 5.03% Decreasing
Openpay OPY $296.6M Chow Tai Fook Enterprises 10.23% Decreasing
Strategic Energy Resources SER $4.8M Anthony Rechner 8.17% Decreasing
PYC Therapeutics PYC $290.2M Bernard Hockings 8.99% Decreasing
Swick Mining Services SWK $39.5M Vanshap Capital 6.75% Decreasing
Immuron IMC $55.8M Authentics Australia 4.84% Ceasing
Identitii ID8 $10.2M Regal Funds Management 4.91% Ceasing
Oneview Healthcare ONE $7.9M Perennial Value Management 7.63% Decreasing

 

A number of stocks with takeover bids saw shareholders sell now rather than wait several months for the deal to take effect.

Financial software firm Onevue Holdings (ASX:OVH) is all but certain to be acquired by IRESS (ASX:IRE) after the board called on shareholders to accept the offer. Moelis sold down its stake to 3.78 per cent.

Australian Ethical sold nearly all of its holdings in renewable energy stock Infigen Energy (ASX:IFN) after it got an offer from UAC.

Ellex Medical Lasers saw a sell down by fund manager Investors Mutual.