Ventana Gold Corp. (VEN)
|As of December 10th, 2009|
|Filing Date||Transaction Date||Insider Name||Ownership Type||Securities||Nature of transaction||# or value acquired or disposed of||Unit Price|
|Dec 10/09||Dec 04/09||63X Master Fund||Direct Ownership||Common Shares||10 - Disposition in the public market||-1,000,000||$10.200|
|Dec 10/09||Oct 15/09||63X Master Fund||Direct Ownership||Common Shares||10 - Acquisition in the public market||2,155,300||$6.021|
|Dec 10/09||Oct 05/09||63X Master Fund||Direct Ownership||Common Shares||10 - Acquisition in the public market||4,875,300||$5.467|
|Dec 10/09||Aug 12/09||63X Master Fund||Direct Ownership||Common Shares||10 - Acquisition in the public market||1,814,200||$4.271|
|Dec 10/09||Jul 22/09||63X Master Fund||Direct Ownership||Common Shares||00 - Opening Balance-|
Not much doubt that it's a net negative to see Batista selling like this, however much you want to spin it as "wisely taking profits, still owns plenty" to feed some illusion or other. BUT, one thing that does strike me is that all of a suddenly sudden, Batista (via his 63X Master Fund) is suddenly keen on being transparent about his trades when previously he didn't give a damn about filing his inside position correctly. One guess here....and it is a pure guess...is that Eike wants to get a few nerves flowing through the marketplace about VEN.to stock. He'd actually like to see the price drop. If that's so, as he currently owns 7.8m or so VEN shares he's either shooting himself in the foot (virtually impossible) or he's looking to add at a lower price later.
OK, this could go down as an extrapolated conspiracy theory and Occam and his razor may well disagree with me here. Another thing to note is that the 1m share sale puts Eike under 10% owned and no longer an insider of record (i.e. he can do what he wants out of the public gaze) But Eike isn't one of the world's most successful investors by sheer chance, y'knowz.
So the bottom line is that this story has a long way to travel yet, but Eike has added a very short term negative to the mix with his sale. DYODD.