11/17/15: DOJ to Announce Civil, Criminal Actions to Dietary Supplement Sales—HLF, VSI, and GNC Shares Tank

NewsHedge Alert: 11:05:04am      Ticker: HLF

Opportunity Spillover: VSI, GNC

Alert Price: $108.38     Change: – 4% within 24 minutes

UNUSUAL TRADING REPORT – HLF

UNUSUAL TRADING REPORT – VSI

UNUSUAL TRADING REPORT – GNC

Catalyst: (news / rumor) News breaks that DOJ is going to announce civil, criminal actions related to dietary supplement sales. Shares of nutritional supplement companies dropped swiftly.

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Ticker: VSI     Alert Price: $29.02     Change: – 8.6% within 9 minutes

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Ticker: GNC    Alert Price: $29.87     Change: – 24% within 40 minutes

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11/16/15: Consonance’s Mitchell Blutt Mentions Mallinckrodt as a Long Idea—Shares Spike

NewsHedge Alert: 10:52:36am      Ticker: MNK

Alert Price: $58.83     Change: – 4.80% within 18 minutes

UNUSUAL TRADING REPORT

Catalyst: (rumor / comments) Mitchell Blutt of Consonance Capital mentions Mallinckrodt as a long idea at Robin Hood investor conference. Shares instantly jump to then slowly sell off over the next 18 minutes.

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11/16/15: Sachem’s Scott Ferguson Said to Recommend Akorn—Shares React

NewsHedge Alert: 9:00:36am      Ticker: AKRX

Alert Price: $28.95     Change: + 8.77% within 5 minutes

UNUSUAL TRADING REPORT

Catalyst: (rumor / comments) Scott Ferguson, the money manager who runs Sachem Head Capital Management, recommended buying shares of Akorn at a Robin Hood investor conference. Shares instantly drop as market-makers pull bids, to then see shares swiftly rise to a daily high of $31.49.

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11/13/15: Rumor Breaks that Cisco May Takeover Ericsson—Shares Instantly Spike

NewsHedge Alert: 2:18:57pm      Ticker: ERIC

Alert Price: $9.84     Change: – 6.40% by market close

UNUSUAL TRADING REPORT

Catalyst: (rumor) Swedish media site, Di, implying Cisco may takeover Ericsson, lists timeline of events implying interest. Minutes later, Bloomberg reports Cisco Systems refutes report as “Not True”—shares retreat.

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