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Month: February 2017

Novelion might not be an orphan for much longer $NVLN

Posted On February 28, 2017
Novelion has a fantastically interesting history The company's financials currently look like a train wreck A relatively conservative sum of the parts shows significant upside from today's prices Novelion (NVLN; disclosure: long) is not for the faint of heart. In addition to a history of FDA fines for “fast-and-loose” interviews and a still pending DoJ […]

Novelion might not be an orphan for much longer $NVLN

Posted On February 28, 2017
Novelion has a fantastically interesting history The company's financials currently look like a train wreck A relatively conservative sum of the parts shows significant upside from today's prices Novelion (NVLN; disclosure: long) is not for the faint of heart. In addition to a history of FDA fines for “fast-and-loose” interviews and a still pending DoJ […]

This time could be different for SWK Holdings $SWKH

Posted On February 26, 2017
SWK Holdings hasn't had a great past couple of years Whether you take the company's book value number or substantially haircut it, the stock trades well below book value at today's prices There are some early signs that the future could be much brighter for SWK. SWK Holdings (SWKH; disclosure: long) has floated around the […]

This time could be different for SWK Holdings $SWKH

Posted On February 26, 2017
SWK Holdings hasn't had a great past couple of years Whether you take the company's book value number or substantially haircut it, the stock trades well below book value at today's prices There are some early signs that the future could be much brighter for SWK. SWK Holdings (SWKH; disclosure: long) has floated around the […]

Will activism at YuMe lead to a Sizmek like premium? $YUME

Posted On February 24, 2017
After years of mismanagement, activists have seized control of YuMe. Now they’re cutting costs like crazy and running a strategic process. While there’s significant potential upside, the market seems to be implying YuMe and its peers are in deep, deep trouble. YuMe (YUME; disclosure: long) is a fascinating situation. After being run as a piggy […]

Will activism at YuMe lead to a Sizmek like premium? $YUME

Posted On February 24, 2017
After years of mismanagement, activists have seized control of YuMe. Now they’re cutting costs like crazy and running a strategic process. While there’s significant potential upside, the market seems to be implying YuMe and its peers are in deep, deep trouble. YuMe (YUME; disclosure: long) is a fascinating situation. After being run as a piggy […]

CSX a fascinating study in comp and activism $CSX

Posted On February 21, 2017
Mantle Ridge and CSX have each employed unique strategies in their current proxy battle The battle has me thinking a lot about comp and activism going forward Will strong CEOs leave their current jobs to take over under-performers more frequently going forward? Is that good or bad for investors? I’ve been thinking a lot about […]

CSX a fascinating study in comp and activism $CSX

Posted On February 21, 2017
Mantle Ridge and CSX have each employed unique strategies in their current proxy battle The battle has me thinking a lot about comp and activism going forward Will strong CEOs leave their current jobs to take over under-performers more frequently going forward? Is that good or bad for investors? I’ve been thinking a lot about […]

Hain's accounting issues could present opportunity $HAIN

Posted On February 17, 2017
Hain hasn't filed financials in almost a year now. Like Comscore, there's a lot of smoke here. Unlike Comscore, I like the risk / reward at these prices. Note: I first posted this idea on Sumzero last night / this morning; you can find it in pdf form there as well. On May 29, 2014, […]

Hain's accounting issues could present opportunity $HAIN

Posted On February 17, 2017
Hain hasn't filed financials in almost a year now. Like Comscore, there's a lot of smoke here. Unlike Comscore, I like the risk / reward at these prices. Note: I first posted this idea on Sumzero last night / this morning; you can find it in pdf form there as well. On May 29, 2014, […]