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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
Dubber DUB $165.4M Thorney Opportunities 5.11% Becoming
Zenith Energy ZEN $149.4M Apex Opportunities Fund 15.45% Becoming
Story-I SRY $4.4M Harry Vui Khiun Lee 5.33% Becoming
Wattle Health WHA $105.3M Mason Strategic Investments 8.37% Becoming
Arrow Minerals AMD $3.8M Capital Di 11.48% Increasing
oOh!Media OML $430.0M Allan Gray 6.48% Increasing
Simavita SVA $32.1M Thorney Opportunities 9.86% Increasing
Mainstream Group Holdings MAI $48.8M John Plumer 9.90% Increasing
CV Check CV1 $19.0M Australian Ethical Investment 5.51% Becoming
Neurotech NTI $2.6M Bandy Pension Fund 10.85% Becoming
The Reject Shop TRS $106.9M Shine Wing 15.56% Increasing
Metalsearch MSE $9.4M UniQuest 7.85% Becoming
Carbonxt CG1 $22.5M Pie Funds Management 8.91% Increasing
Otto Energy OEL $22.6M Molton Holdings 42.56% Increasing
Love Group LVE $1.8M JM Financial 24.95% Increasing
Ellex Medical Lasers ELX $80.4M Jencay Capital 7.98% Increasing
Indoor Skydive IDZ $673K AD & MP Beard 12.97% Increasing
Village Roadshow VRL $372.3M Spheria Asset Management 6.40% Increasing
Swift Networks SW1 $4.4M Robert & Wendy Sofoulis 30.00% Increasing
Southern Hemisphere Mining SUH $1.2M Euroz 14.40% Increasing
Champion Iron CIA $794.5M William O'Keeffe 9.99% Increasing
Swift Media SW1 $4.4M Pure Asset Management 12.91% Becoming
Apollo Consolidated AOP $59.2M Yarraandoo 9.39% Increasing
IDT Australia IDT $35.9M Regal Funds Management 11.01% Increasing
Impedimed IPD $30.6M Australian Ethical Investment 7.84% Increasing
Alto Metals AME $17.6M Adaman Minerals 10.30% Becoming
Hansen Technologies HSN $543.1M Long Path Partners 7.34% Increasing
Alto Metals AME $19.1M Harvest Lane Asset Management 8.59% Increasing
Impedimed IPD $30.6M Allan Gray 18.28% Increasing
Impedimed IPD $30.6M Paradice Investment Management 8.63% Increasing
Chant West CWL $9.3M DMX Asset Management 8.42% Increasing
Redbubble RBL $202.5M Perennial Value Management 13.13% Increasing
Atomo Diagnostics AT1 $260.9M Perennial Value Management 6.41% Becoming
White Energy Company WEC $36.1M Ilwella 19.70% Increasing
White Energy Company WEC $36.1M Gaffwick 20.50% Increasing
CFOAM CFO $8.9M Oakhurst Enterprises 6.58% Becoming
AIC Mines A1M $14.0M Nordana and Josef El-Raghy 19.13% Increasing
Viking Mines VKA $2.2M Syracuse Capital 6.04% Becoming
MMA Offshore MRM $78.7M Blossomvale Investments 6.40% Becoming
Swift Media SW1 $4.2M L1 Capital 6.35% Becoming
People Infrastructure PPE $121.5M Perennial Value Management 10.27% Increasing
Predictive Discovery PDI $44.8M Capital Di 14.69% Increasing
Los Cerros LCL $8.9M Lizeng 9.11% Becoming
Alto Metals AME $19.1M Goldsea Australia 6.30% Increasing
Volpara Health Technologies VHT $273.1M Harbour Asset Management 9.01% Increasing

 

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.

 

Sellers

Company Code Market Cap Holder Current Stake Status
Red 5 RED $311.7M Regal Funds Management 7.76% Decreasing
Andromeda Metals ADN $47.1M Buratu (Connolly Super Fund) 8.72% Decreasing
Horizon Minerals HRZ $27.2M Orion Mine Finance 6% Decreasing
Bigtincan BTH $188.6M Regal Funds Management 15.88% Decreasing
Western Areas WSA $564.5M Paradice Investment Management 5.46% Decreasing
Class CL1 $178.6M Hyperion Asset Management 4.95% Ceasing
Santana Minerals SMI $8.1M Merchant Funds Management 5.17% Decreasing
Maxitrans Industries MXI $30.5M Telstra Super 4.77% Ceasing
Southern Cross Media SXL $119.2M Investors Mutual 0.25% Ceasing
Titomic TTT $133.6M Richard Fox 17.26% Decreasing
Kogan KGN $622.8M Challenger 6.43% Decreasing
Pioneer Credit PNC $17.1M ACE Group Entities 4.22% Ceasing
G8 Education GEM $428.0M Sumitomo Mitsui Trust 8.56% Decreasing
Jayride JAY $7.3M Zhongyuan Lin 8.95% Decreasing
Homestay Care HSC $13.4M Kyle Hayres 0.11% Ceasing
Senex Energy SXY $312.1M Regal Funds Management 6.02% Decreasing
Pioneer Credit PNC $17.1M Copia Investment Partners 5.84% Decreasing
Liquified Natural Gas LNG $29.0M The Baupost Group 6.15% Decreasing
DroneShield DRO $22.2M Regal Funds Management 14.36% Decreasing

 

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.