Panera Bread Leads 6 Activist Investor Filings

There were six notable investor filings on Friday, and Panera Bread (NASDAQ:PNRA) is the largest company of interest.

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. If 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.

New Activist Investor Filings

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.

Finish Line, Inc.  (NASDAQ:FINL) – Sports Direct International plc has filed a new SC 13D, reporting a 7.90% ownership stake in Finish Line.

Panera Bread Co. (NASDAQ:PNRA) – JAB Forest B.V. has filed a new SC 13D, reporting a 0.35% ownership stake in Panera Bread.

New Passive Investor Filings

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.

United Insurance Holdings Corp. (NASDAQ:UIHC) – Peed Leah Anneberg has filed a new SC 13G, reporting a 8.20% ownership stake in United Insurance Holdings.

Amended Activist Investor Filings

Nexeo Solutions, Inc. (NASDAQ:NXEO) – WL Ross Sponsor LLC has filed an amended Schedule 13D/A, reporting a 2.60% ownership stake in Nexeo Solutions. This is a decrease of 72.92% from their previous filing.

Amended Passive Investor Filings

Neos Therapeutics, Inc. (NASDAQ:NEOS) – Dammeyer Rodney F has filed an amended Schedule 13D/A, reporting a 6.20% ownership stake in Neos Therapeutics. This is an increase of 14.81% from their previous filing.

Sigma Designs, Inc. (NASDAQ:SIGM) – SOROS FUND MANAGEMENT LLC has filed an amended Schedule 13D/A, reporting a 10.66% ownership stake in Sigma Designs. This is an increase of 100.75% from their previous filing.

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