BOSTON, Nov. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Lantern Foundation, a U.S.-based non-profit organization that provides financial support to Christian religious and community organizations globally, today announced that its Founder and President Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson is expected to join an official Orthodox Church delegation for the two day official visit of Pope Francis this coming week in Constantinople, Turkey.
Fr. Emmanuel Lemelson, Chief Investment Officer of Lemelson Capital Management, general partner of The Amvona Fund, LP, and Founder and President of The Lantern Foundation, appeared on Benzinga’s “Pre-Market Prep” show on November 18, offering updated commentary on several core holdings of The Amvona Fund and discussing the mission of The Lantern Foundation, a non-profit organization he founded in 2012.
Marlborough, Mass., October 20, 2014—Lemelson Capital Management, a private investment management firm, today announced that it has taken a significant position in shares of Geospace Technologies (NASDAQ: GEOS). Lemelson Capital’s investment in Geospace Technologies, which will be held in the firm’s flagship Amvona Fund, represents approximately two percent of Geospace Technologies’ outstanding shares.
On October 16, 2014, Rev. Father Emmanuel Lemelson, Founder and President of The Lantern Foundation and Chief Investment Officer of Lemelson Capital Management, appeared on Benzinga's Pre-Market Prep show to discuss the recent sell-off in the market and long and short positions held by Lemelson Capital's top-performing Amvona Fund.
The Amvona Fund Ranked World’s Top Performing Long Bias Equity Fund for August 2014
Marlborough, Mass., October 2, 2014—Lemelson Capital Management, a private investment management firm, today announced that BarclayHedge, a global leader in fund performance ranking and assessment, has ranked The Amvona Fund as the world’s top-performing “long bias” fund for August 2014.
On September 16th, Rev. Father Emmanuel Lemelson, Founder and President of the Lantern Foundation, and Chief Investment Officer of Lemelson Capital Managements was invited onto Benzinga's Pre-Market Prep show to discuss Lemelson Capital's short and long stakes in shares of World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE) for its clients.
Marlborough, Mass., September 5, 2014—Lemelson Capital Management, a private investment management firm, today marked the second anniversary of the launch of its flagship fund, The Amvona Fund, LP which has ranked repeatedly among the world’s top performing hedge funds. The firm also today released the overall and net gains for the fund since inception, which were, respectively, 257.74 percent and 160.21 percent. The fund’s performance since inception has outperformed the benchmark S&P 500 Total Returns Index by 209.07 percent (111.54 percent net of all fees and expenses).
Kulicke and Soffa accepts Lemelson Capital’s April 23rd, 2014 recommendation
Marlborough, Mass., August 27, 2014—Lemelson Capital Management, a private investment management firm, today commended the Board of Directors and management team of Kulicke and Soffa Industries, Inc. (NASDAQ: KLIC) for their favorable response to Lemelson Capital’s April 23, 2014 letter to CEO Bruno Guilmart urging the company to initiate a share repurchase program. In an announcement this morning, Kulicke and Soffa said its Board of Directors has authorized a repurchase of up to $100 million of the company’s common shares, effective immediately.
Ligand’s largest Shareholder BVF, Inc. sells 484,524 shares
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Raising prospects for a continued deterioration in the stock price of Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND), the largest shareholder in the company has moved to unload shares of the troubled company in a private transaction. Earlier this week, on August 19, BVF, Inc., the company’s largest shareholder, offloaded 484,524 shares in a private transaction, the terms of which are both costly and indicative of institutional sentiment.
Lemelson Capital short stake built as share price collapses on insolvency and bankruptcy risk
Rev. Father Emmanuel Lemelson, Founder and President of the Lantern Foundation and Chief Investment Officer of Lemelson Capital Management, appeared yesterday on Benzinga’s Pre-Market Prep show in which he addressed recent geopolitical and global market developments and the firm’s existing long and short investment positions, including Lemelson Capital’s short position in Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND), which the firm first announced on June 16, 2014. Lemelson Capital has continued to sell the stock short even as its share price has collapsed over the last six weeks.
Lemelson Capital further increases short stake and reaffirms 100 percent downside risk in Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND), revenue and earnings down across the board, while liabilities and dilution continue to rise dramatically.
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Lemelson Capital further increases short stake and reaffirms 100% downside risk in Ligand Pharmaceuticals (NASDAQ: LGND), ancillary applications for Promacta® and Kyprolis® not commercially viable, Duavee® sales remain immaterial
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On June 19th, Rev. Father Emmanuel Lemelson, Founder and President of the Lantern Foundation, was invited onto Benzinga's Pre-Market Prep show to discuss the theme of capital allocation as stewardship.
In the interview, Fr. Emmanuel, after some initial comments on his background and investment philosophy is asked in depth and pointed questions about his recent short call on shares of WWE that was first published on March 17th as well as his recent 25 page research report on shares of LGND. He clarifies his reasoning behind statements that shares of LGND have no intrinsic value presently.
Shares of LGND dropped as much as 2% during the interview.
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Disclosure: Lemelson Capital is short shares of (NASDAQ:LGND).
A PDF version of Lemelson Capital's full 25-page report is available here.