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Don Dion (, @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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  • VTTI Energy Partners Revs Up For Quiet Period Expiration On August 26
    • August 26 marks the conclusion of the 25 day quiet period on underwriter research for VTTI.
    • We remain optimistic on this stock -- both long-term and at the upcoming quiet period expiration.
    • Our recent research shows +2.3% returns within an 8 day (-5, +2) period surrounding the quiet period expiration of many firms.
    • We believe that the firm's strong quarterly distributions will continue to attract investors, along with its likely continued generation of steady revenue streams.
    • Further details here.

    Disclosure: The author is long VTTI.

    Tags: VTTI
    Aug 21 11:01 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Mobileye N.V.: Driving Up High Into The Quiet Period On August 26
    • The SEC-enforced 25 day quiet period on underwriter analyses of MBLY, initiated with the firm's July 31 IPO, will conclude on August 26.
    • On August 27, MBLY's IPO underwriters can publish analyses of this Israeli ADAS technology developer, likely leading to a rise in MBLY share price.
    • Our own studies, performed on a sample of 2014 IPOs, show above-market returns of 2.3% within an 8 day (-5, +2) window (day 0 being the quiet period expiration).
    • The upcoming quiet period expiration will likely create a strong buying opportunity for those interested in getting a piece of this rising company.
    • Further details here.

    Disclosure: The author is long MBLY.

    Tags: MBLY
    Aug 21 10:58 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Ladder Capital Corp. Lockup Expiration: A Step-By-Step Short Opportunity On August 21
    • The 180-day lockup period on LADR will conclude tomorrow, August 21, allowing LADR's major pre-IPO shareholders to sell their outstanding shares numbering over 35 million.
    • LADR is a commercial real estate finance firm, with the largest pre-IPO shareholders currently private equity firms GI Partners and Towerbrook.
    • Evidence suggests that LADR's stock price could decline ~2% surrounding the lockup expiration event.
    • While LADR's market performance has been inconsistent, it has still seen growth, along with its business; we note a temporary short opportunity.
    • Full details here.

    Disclosure: The author is short LADR.

    Tags: LADR
    Aug 20 2:12 PM | Link | Comment!
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