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Don Dion (donalddion@gmail.com, @DRDInvestments) is the owner and Chief Investment Officer of DRD Investments, LLC, based in Naples, FL. and Williamstown, MA., a family office focused on managing a long/short hedge fund, real estate assets and various other financial assets for the Dion family.... More
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  • Lockup Expiration For Sportsman's Warehouse: Tuesday, Oct. 14
    • October 14 will mark the expiration of the 180 day lockup period on some 30 million shares of SPWH, held by the company's major pre-IPO shareholders.
    • The releasing of these shares could lead to a significant supply shock and price decline for SPWH, particularly as it has performed poorly already.
    • The results of academic studies, as well as our own research, have found significant declines, ranging from ~2%-~5% for firms in the window of time around the lockup expiration.
    • We see this event as a short opportunity for investors.
    • Additional analysis here.

    Disclosure: The author is short SPWH.

    Tags: SPWH
    Oct 13 10:53 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Lockup Expiration For Sabre Corporation: Tuesday, 10.14
    • October 14 concludes the 180-day lockup period on SABR; this will give SABR's pre-IPO shareholders, executives and directors a chance to sell their ~200 million shares.
    • The sudden increase in shares available for public trading could lead to a significant decrease in the price of SABR shares.
    • With the stock declining slightly in recent months, yet remaining above its IPO and first day of trading price, we see a nice short opportunity for aggressive traders.
    • Further information on SABR here.

    Disclosure: The author is short SABR.

    Tags: SABR
    Oct 13 10:50 AM | Link | Comment!
  • FOMX Quiet Period Expiration: Monday, 10.13
    • The quiet period on underwriter research for FOMX (Foamix Pharmaceuticals) expires Monday 10.13.
    • At this time, FOMX's underwriters, including Barclays Capital Inc; Cowen and Company, LLC; Maxim Group, LLC; and Oppenheimer and Co., Inc will be allowed to release (likely positive) research reports on FOMX into the market, effecting at least a temporary increase in share price.
    • With FOMX underperforming to date, these positive reports could have a significant impact and open a buying opportunity.
    • Additional information on FOMX here.
    • Additional analysis on quiet period expirations here.

    Disclosure: The author is long FOMX.

    Tags: FOMX
    Oct 10 1:44 PM | Link | Comment!
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