Monday Never Sleeps: Weekend Round-Up 08/17/2020

By: KS Anthony | Published: August 17, 2020 | Be the First to Comment

A lot happens after the American stock exchanges close on Friday. While for most people the weekends bring relaxation and recreation, the pulse of the market beats on, absorbing elections, pandemics, mergers, power outages, acquisitions, natural disasters, rumors, and more. SumZero gets plenty of traffic over the weekend as Portfolio Managers keep watch over the macro and microdramas that affect their holdings, research companies that could prove profitable, and follow other PMs with a knack for picking stocks.

Monday Never Sleeps is a round-up of the weekend’s most-viewed ideas in our buyside community as well as the portfolio managers who picked up some new followers. A buyside or Elite membership login is needed to see the actual ideas so you’ll be prompted to sign up if you’re not automatically logged-in.

Weekend of August 15 – 16, 2020:

Equitable Holdings Inc (EQH: US) - A discussion of how/why EQH should purchase Brighthouse Financial (BHF: US) and what that means for both companies.

Facebook (FB: US) - How will mobile payments affect the future of FB? Check out the discussion in the comments section at the bottom of this report.

Intel Corp (INTC: US) - "If you’re willing to look beyond the short term, you’ll find that the advantages of the firm’s size and cash flow provide resources that will contribute to many more years of profit growth."

Great Canadian Gaming Corp (GC: CN) - Recent update off the back of earnings - generated positive EBITDA despite all facilities being closed. Ontario looking to expand capacity at casinos.

Megalith Financial Acquisitions (MFAC: US)
- "A Banking-as-a-Service pioneer holding 31% of the US Higher-Education Market is due to go public via a SPAC merger. We think shares are worth considering at the proposed transaction levels."

Some of the Portfolio Managers that gained followers this weekend include:

Aalap Mahadevia - Most recent idea: Kamada Ltd. (KMDA: US)

Bio: "Briarwood Capital focuses on micro and small-cap equities in emerging and frontier markets and is focused on equities that are both undervalued and have upcoming catalysts. Prior to founding BCP, I worked at Tiger Consumer Partners, Leucadia National, and Farallon Capital Management."

Jeffrey Meyers - Most recent idea: A10 Networks (ATEN: US)

Bio: "Jeffrey Meyers has 24 years of experience investing long and short in the small-cap technology space. Cobia has returned a cumulative net of 209% since inception versus 108% for the Russell 2000 Index and 39% for the HFRI Equity Hedge Index."

John Rolfe - Most recent idea: KBR Inc (KBR: US)

Bio: "John Rolfe is a senior analyst with Crescent Rock Capital ("Crescent Rock"). Prior to joining Crescent Rock, he was the co-founder of Argand Capital Advisors LLC, an investment advisor, and the portfolio manager of Candela Capital LP. He has over twenty years of investing and transaction structuring experience in both public and private markets. John has an M.B.A. from The Wharton School, an M.A. from the University of Florida, and a B.S. from Virginia Tech."


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