At the moment, my portfolio position SIAS is tanking like crazy. Interstingly much more than Autostrada:
The reason seems to be quite obvious: People are worried that Gavio will use SIAS to fund further Impregilo Purchases.
Interestingly, there seems to be now an activist Investor on board who has voiced this concern publicly, Italian version here.
He is basically demanding that Gavio publicly announces not to use SIAS (and the cash proceeds from the South America sale) to fund further Impregilo purchases.
The current share price however speaks a different language. So what to do now ? In the case of Autostrada, it had paid to sell first and ask questions later.
In this case howver, I am currently inclined to wait as nothing has happened yet. The publicity of the activist investor will make it more difficult for Gavio to use the funds in a bad way for minority shareholders.
Lutetia Capital itself seems to be a contrarian event driven fundSuch an announcement of course would be highly beneficial for the stock. The boss of Lutetia is a Lazard veteran which is intersting as Lazard is a 5% shareholder of SIAS.
So at the moment I will watch and do nothing, howver I am tempted to “ride the coat tail” of the activist investor at some point in time and increase the exposure if they seem to be succesfull.
Edit: As AS said in the comments, price targets were adjusted downwards, but I usually try to ignore those “trend following” activities.
Edit: I jsut saw that already 3.8 mn stocks were traded whcih is 10 times the normal volume. Maybe this is some kind of sell out. So I will add 1% Portfolio Weight as of today to the SIAS position.