Nantahala Capital Raises Stake in Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA) ~ market folly

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Nantahala Capital Raises Stake in Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA)

Wilmot Harkey's hedge fund firm Nantahala Capital filed an amended 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Motorcar Parts of America (MPAA).  Per the filing, Nantahal has revealed a 9.45% ownership stake in MPAA with 1,366,613 shares.

This marks around a 12% increase in their position size since the end of the first quarter.  The amended 13G was required due to portfolio activity on June 7th.

Per Google Finance, Motorcar Parts of America is "manufactures , remanufactures and distributes new and remanufactured steering components, brake calipers, master cylinders, hub assembly and bearings, and clutches and clutch hydraulics for virtually all passenger and truck vehicles. It remanufactures alternators and starters for import and domestic cars, light trucks, heavy duty, agricultural and industrial applications. These products are distributed to both the do-it-yourself (DIY) and do-it-for-me (DIFM) markets. Its products are distributed predominantly throughout North America. The Company sells its products to the auto parts retail chains and traditional warehouses chains and to automobile manufacturers for both their aftermarket programs and their warranty replacement programs (OES).The Company operates in two segments: the rotating electrical segment and the under-the-car product line segment."

For more on this hedge fund, we posted up about another stock Nantahala has been buying.

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