Trading Places: The stocks the money managers are buying (and selling)
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Here it is – your weekly look at the stocks fund managers are buying (and selling).
Trading Places is Stockhead’s recap of substantial holder movements among ASX small caps in the last week.
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.
While both stocks are trying to soldier on and are claiming they’re not impacted by the coronavirus, they haven’t been able to escape the broader market sell off and are well off the highs seen last year.
Many entertainment and hospitality venues have been forced to close under government guidelines and were particularly hit in the last week above and beyond the broader market trend.
Olivers’ Real Foods (ASX:OLI) has been holding firm thanks to a takeover offer it got from a British service station owner that only days earlier had tried to woo Caltex. Sydney-based Harvest Lane Asset Management bought a 6 per cent stake.
Naos Asset Management, an existing backer of adventure tourism stock Experience Co (ASX:EXP), bought more shares and now owns nearly 15 per cent.
One stock that’s actually gone well (and isn’t selling hand sanitisers) is food deliverer Marley Spoon (ASX:MMM). While it is off highs seen a few days ago it is still nearly double what it was a month ago. Industry Super Holdings now has a 5.5 per cent stake.
Two holders of insurer iSelect (ASX:ISU) parted with stock in the last week — Sydney-based Quest Asset Partners and Uni Super.
Once a top 200 stock, graphite play Syrah Resources (ASX:SYR) has fallen a long way, shedding 95 per cent of its value since Janaury 2018. This week shares were sold by New Zealand fund manager Harbour Asset Management as well as by Regal Funds Management.
Regal Funds Management also ceased to be a substantial holder of buy now, pay later stock Zip Co (ASX:Z1P). While Zip is still in the green since January 2018, it is well off the highs seen last year, having fallen from $5.53 to $1.36.