Voltari Corp. Dips After Icahn-Driven Surge

Repros Therapeutics (NASDAQ:RPRX), Enzymotec Ltd. (NASDAQ:ENZY) and Covisint Corp. (NASDAQ:COVS) are making big gains this Thursday. Voltari Corp. (NASDAQ:VLTC), Xenon Pharmaceuticals Inc. (NASDAQ:XENE) and Scorpio Bulkers Inc. (NYSE:SALT) are posting losses.

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Repros Therapeutics Climbs on FDA Application Approval


Repros Therapeutics climbed +9.31% early in the day after announcing yesterday that the FDA has accepted its new drug application. Farallon Capital has a small stake in the biotech company.

Enzymotec Ltd. rallied +7.34% this morning, though year-to-date its performance remains flat. John Paulson owns 4.24 million ENZY shares – 19.27% of the company.

Covisint Corp. gained +7.14% this Thursday, though the stock is still down more than -20% year-to-date. Short interest in COVS is on the rise, and it hit a new 52-week low last month. This is another Farallon Capital pick.

Voltari Corp. Dips

Voltari Corp. dipped -7.6% this morning, though it’s still up an incredible +182.5% over the past five days. The explanation: Carl Icahn’s disclosure of what appears to be an activist stake in the firm.

Xenon Pharmaceuticals tumbled -4.26% and is down -15% YTD. Wilbur Ross has a stake in the company.

Scorpio Bulkers Inc. fell -4.07% early in the day, though it’s still up about +7% in 2015. As of the end of the fourth quarter of last year, Marc Lasry holds 16.53 million SALT shares. The company has a 3.01% in his public equity portfolio.

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