Straight Path Communications Inc. (STRP) Leads 6 Activist Investor Reports

When a person or group of persons acquires beneficial ownership of more than 5% of a company’s equity securities, they are required to file a Schedule 13D or 13G with the SEC.

Straight Path Communications Inc. (STRP) Leads 6 Activist Investor ReportsIf these groups intend to influence management into changing the business strategy, they are considered “activist” investors. There is considerable academic research that suggest activist investors contribute to excess returns in equities in the subsequent twelve months after the event.

Investors that acquire 10% or more of a company’s shares, or that gain a board seat, are considered insiders by the SEC and are subject to stricter insider trading filing requirements.

Investors that acquire more than 5% of the shares of a company and intend to influence management are considered activist investors and must file a 13D, and investors that acquire more than 5% of the shares of a company but have no intention of influencing management are considered passive investors and must file a 13G.

Here are 6 recent notable filings:

New Activist Investor Filings

Straight Path Communications Inc. (NYSEMKT:STRP) – JONAS HOWARD S has filed a new SC 13D, reporting a 13.20% ownership stake in Straight Path Communications.

New Passive Investor Filings

Bristow Group Inc (NYSE:BRS) – MORGAN STANLEY has filed a new SC 13G, reporting a 5.00% ownership stake in Bristow Group.

Anchor Bancorp (NASDAQ:ANCB) – Context BH Capital Management, LP has filed a new SC 13G, reporting a 6.00% ownership stake in Anchor Bancorp.

Amended Activist Investor Filings

Adeptus Health Inc (NYSE:ADPT) – WEXFORD CAPITAL LP has filed an amended Schedule 13D/A, reporting a closed position in Adeptus Health.

Entertainment Gaming Asia Inc (NASDAQ:EGT) – Melco International Development LTD has filed an amended Schedule 13D/A, reporting a 64.80% ownership stake in Entertainment Gaming Asia.

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