This is the first of our series “Ignore Fundville at Your Own Peril“.

Look at this fundville table that we released in February 2010:

3. Top 20 Holdings (Value) of This Quarter

No. Security Put/Call Stock Shares Value(x$1000) Activity(Shr) % Port.
1.) LIFE TECHNOLOGIES CORPORATION LIFE 6,200,000 $323,764 Cut -4.62% 8.46%
2.) HOLOGIC, INC. HOLX 17,800,000 $258,100 Cut -3.78% 6.74%
3.) GILEAD SCIENCES, INC. GILD 5,500,000 $237,985 Added 150.00% 6.22%
4.) VALEANT PHARMACEUTICALS INTERNATIONAL VRX 7,000,000 $222,530 Cut -30.00% 5.81%
5.) COVIDIEN PLC COV 3,000,000 $143,670 Cut -28.57% 3.75%
6.) MAGELLAN HEALTH SERVICES, INC. MGLN 3,425,000 $139,500 Unchanged 3.64%
7.) MEDIVATION, INC. PUT MDVN 3,500,000 $131,775 Added 250.00% 3.44%
8.) ST. JUDE MEDICAL, INC. STJ 3,500,000 $128,730 Added 89.19% 3.36%
9.) BIOGEN IDEC INC BIIB 2,277,500 $121,846 Cut -48.24% 3.18%
10.) HILL-ROM HOLDINGS, INC. HRC 4,900,000 $117,551 Unchanged 3.07%
11.) DAVITA INC. DVA 1,775,000 $104,263 Added 255.00% 2.72%
12.) CVS CAREMARK CORPORATION CVS 2,850,000 $91,799 Added 128.00% 2.40%
13.) AMERISOURCEBERGEN CORP. ABC 3,500,000 $91,245 Added 159.26% 2.38%
14.) SERVICE CORP. INTERNATIONAL SCI 11,000,000 $90,090 Added 25.00% 2.35%
15.) ALIGN TECHNOLOGY, INC. ALGN 5,000,000 $89,100 Unchanged 2.33%
16.) BIOMARIN PHARMACEUTICAL INC. BMRN 4,700,000 $88,407 Cut -4.08% 2.31%
17.) BAXTER INTERNATIONAL INC. BAX 1,500,000 $88,020 New 2.30%
18.) PERKINELMER, INC. PKI 4,200,000 $86,478 Cut -2.33% 2.26%
19.) ILLUMINA, INC. ILMN 2,800,000 $85,904 New 2.24%
20.) NEKTAR THERAPEUTICS NKTR 9,100,000 $84,812 Added 0.55% 2.22%

The first observation is that somebody was shorting MDVN, “a biopharmaceutical company, focuses on the development of small molecule drugs for the treatment of Alzheimer’s disease” (Yahoo Finance), with extremely high conviction!

The hedge fund manager was the well respected Tiger Cub Arthur Cohen of HEALTHCOR MANAGEMENT LP with $3.8 billion reported 13F assets last quarter. The shareholders of MDVN had plenty of time to review our data and make a right decision. But most of them ignored fundville at their own peril. The stock dropped from $40 to lower teens in early March, 2010.

MDVN Chart from Yahoo Finance

MDVN Chart from Yahoo Finance

Another fund, BAM Capital played the bearish biased option strangle or option straddle and should have made some decent profits.

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