Blackstone Settles IPO Lawsuit For $85M

The Blackstone Group L.P. (NYSE:BX) has settled a lawsuit brought against it by a group of investors for $85 million. The suit related to the company's misrepresentation of certain investments to the public in the lead up to its initial public offering in 2007. According to the New York [...]

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Contrarian Stock Ideas for the Month of August

Contrarian Stock US semiconductors from a new note by Martin Roberge, M.Sc, CFA and Guillaume Arseneau of Canaccord Genuity. In a brief section of the note the analysts look at three sectors for potential value ideas; semiconductors, aerospace, and medical supply makers. The semiconductor group ended 2012 mostly flat, underperforming the market [...]

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Hedge Funds Target German Real Estate Developer

Germany, the grand daddy of eurozone, has not been the best play for long short hedge funds. Most of the companies that have a high concentration of short positions have outperformed in terms of share price in this year. However, we were able to zero in on some good [...]

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Hedge Funds Increase Semiconductor Short Bets

Societe Generale's latest guide on Exchange Traded Funds notes a rise of bearish calls on U.S. exchange listed companies in the semiconductor and natural gas sectors. Short interest in both ETFs, Market Vectors Semiconductor ETF (MUTF:SMH) and United States Natural Gas Fund (NYSEARCA:UNG), has risen 391 percent and 243 percent respectively since [...]

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