Trading Places: This shareholder invested $150k in Predictive Discovery and made $2m
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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.
One of 2020’s biggest success stories is Africa-focused gold explorer Predictive Discovery (ASX:PDI). It rose from 0.5c to 6.9c following strong exploration results.
And Mauritius-domiciled drilling firm Capital Drilling bought 30 million shares at 0.5c each, which cost it $150,000.
But now that purchase is worth $2.1m and Capital Drilling’s total 90 million share package is worth over $6m. Every shareholder’s dream.
Other companies, meanwhile, have become known for success over a longer period period of time. One is Australian Ethical Investment (ASX:AEF), which has grown since its 1986 founding thanks to the rising trend of ethical investing.
Substantial stakes acquired in recent days included by recruitment solution CV Check (ASX:CV1) and fluid-measurement device maker Impedimed (ASX:IPD), which have accumulated stakes of 5.51 per cent and 7.84 per cent respectively.
Alex Waislitz’s Thorney Opportunities upped its stake in telco play Dubber (ASX:DUB) and nappy-tech Simavita (ASX:SVA). The latter jumped 480 per cent in November last year when its product gained European approval.
Perennial Value Management invested $7m in Atomo Diagnostics (ASX:AT1) in pre-IPO and IPO funding, giving it a 6.41 per cent stake in the company. On listing the HIV & COVID-19 test kit maker doubled and has remained above 40c this week.
With oil prices dropping into negative territory, energy stocks were clear sell-off targets. Regal Funds Management cut its holdings in Senex Energy (ASX:SXY) while the Baupost Group did likewise to its shares in Liquified Natural Gas (ASX:LNG).
Radio station operator Southern Cross Media (ASX:SXL) is currently undertaking a $169m capital raising. But Investors Mutual sold almost all of its holdings.