Fund managers are buying these ASX shares

Fund managers have been loading up on these ASX shares…

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I like to keep an eye on substantial shareholder notices. This is because these notices give you an idea of which shares large investors, asset managers, and investment funds are buying or selling.

Two notices that have caught my eye are summarised below. Here’s what this fund manager has been buying:

Mach7 Technologies Ltd (ASX: M7T)

A change of interests of substantial holder notice reveals that Clime Investment Management Limited (ASX: CIW) has taken advantage of weakness in the Mach7 share price to top up its position.

The notice reveals that Clime has picked up ~2.7 million shares in the enterprise image management systems provider since 6 May. This has increased its stake to a total of ~21.79 million shares, which represents a 9.22% stake in the company.

Clime was paying between $1.00 and $1.15 for the shares. So, with the Mach7 share price currently fetching $1.03, investors are able to buy in at around the same levels.

One broker that would approve of these purchases is Morgans. It currently has an add rating and $1.68 price target on its shares.

Straker Translations Ltd (ASX: STG)

Another change of interests of substantial holder notice reveals that Clime has been increasing its position in this translation technology company.

According to the notice, the fund manager has bought over 2 million shares on-market since the end of last month. This has lifted its holding in Straker to ~5.4 million shares, which represents an 8.4% stake in the company.

The release explains that Clime paid between $1.90 and $2.35 for the shares, with the most recent purchases taking place on Tuesday. The latter price is just a touch under the Straker record high of $2.45. This appears to be an indication that the fund manager believes the company is going places.

So, with the Straker share price pulling back to $2.00 today, this could be an opportunity for investors to buy in at an attractive price. Ord Minnett certainly sees it that way. Last week the broker put a buy rating and $2.46 price target on its shares.

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James Mickleboro has no position in any of the stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool Australia's parent company Motley Fool Holdings Inc. owns shares of and has recommended MACH7 FPO. The Motley Fool Australia has recommended MACH7 FPO and Straker Translations. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy. This article contains general investment advice only (under AFSL 400691). Authorised by Bruce Jackson.

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