Baird Brent D Picked Rand Logistics Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) Shares

In a just published Form 13, filed with the US Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), Rand Logistics Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) reported that Baird Brent D has picked up 1,600,000 of common stock as of 2017-05-01.

The acquisition brings the aggregate amount owned by Baird Brent D to a total of 1,600,000 representing less than 8.59% stake in the company.

For those not familiar with the company, Rand Logistics, Inc. is a shipping company that, through its operating subsidiaries, is engaged in the operation of bulk carriers on the Great Lakes. The Company’s shipping business is operated in Canada by Lower Lakes Towing Ltd. (Lower Lakes Towing) and in the United States by Lower Lakes Transportation Company (Lower Lakes Transportation). The Company transports construction aggregates, salt, grain, coal, iron ore, and other dry bulk commodities for customers in the construction, electric utility, food, and integrated steel industries. Lower Lakes’ fleet consists of approximately six self-unloading bulk carriers and over four conventional bulk carriers in Canada and approximately six self-unloading bulk carriers in the United States, including over three articulated tug and barge units. Lower Lakes Towing owns approximately nine Canadian vessels and Lower Lakes Towing (17) Ltd. (Lower Lakes (17)) owns the tenth Canadian vessel.

A glance at Rand Logistics Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG)’s key stats reveals a current market capitalization of 13.62 Million based on 18.62 Million shares outstanding and a price at last close of $0.720 per share.

Looking at insider activity, there are a few transactions worth noting.

Specifically, on 2016-03-11, Levy picked up 1,500 at a purchase price of $1.04. This brings their total holding to 470,674 as of the date of the filing.

On the sell side, the most recent transaction saw Knott unload 18,013 shares at a sale price of 0.86. This brings their total holding to 260,135.

It’s possible to gauge a company’s potential by tracking the activity of its major holders, as well as checking in on insider activity such as those transactions listed above. We’ll be keeping an eye on Rand Logistics Inc. (NASDAQ:RLOG) as things move forward to see if its progress aligns with these transactions.

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Author: Richard Schwarz

Richard Schwarz is a veteran analyst in the small cap space, with a particular focus on the development stage biotech sector. He is a native of Canada, and attended NYU before working for a host of big name pharma outfits.

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