Lone Pine Capital Starts SolarWinds Stake, Adds to Michael Kors ~ market folly

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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Lone Pine Capital Starts SolarWinds Stake, Adds to Michael Kors

Per two 13G's filed with the SEC, Steve Mandel's hedge fund firm Lone Pine Capital has revealed two updated portfolio positions.


New SolarWinds (SWI) Position

First, Lone Pine has disclosed a brand new position in SolarWinds (SWI).  Per the filing, the hedge fund owns 7.3% of the company with 5,479,465 shares.  The disclosure was made due to portfolio activity on July 31st.

Per Google Finance, SolarWinds is "designs, develops, markets, sells and supports enterprise information technology (IT), infrastructure management software to IT professionals in organizations of all sizes. The Company’s product offerings range from individual software tools to more comprehensive software products that solve problems encountered by IT professionals. Its products are designed to help management of their infrastructure, including networks, applications, storage and physical and virtual servers, as well as products for log and event management. It offers a portfolio of products for IT infrastructure management. Its products operate in three categories: Free Tools, Transactional Products and Core Products. In May 2013, the Company completed N-able acquisition."


Boosts Michael Kors (KORS) Stake

Second, Mandel's firm has boosted its holdings in Michael Kors (KORS).  Per the filing, Lone Pine now owns 5.2% of KORS with 10,498,164 shares.  This marks a 30% increase in the number of shares they own since the end of the first quarter.  This filing was required due to portfolio activity on August 2nd.

Per Google Finance, Michael Kors is "a designer, marketer, distributor and retailer of branded women’s apparel and accessories and men’s apparel bearing the Michael Kors name and MICHAEL KORS, MICHAEL MICHAEL KORS, KORS MICHAEL KORS and various other related logos. The Company operates its business in three segments: retail, wholesale and licensing. Retail operations consist of collection stores, lifestyle stores, including concessions and outlet stores located primarily in the United States, Canada, Europe and Japan. Wholesale revenues are principally derived from department and specialty stores located throughout the United States, Canada and Europe. The Company licenses its trademarks on products, such as fragrances, cosmetics, eyewear, leather goods, jewelry, watches, coats, footwear, men’s suits, swimwear, furs and ties."


For more from this hedge fund, we've highlighted some of Lone Pine's other portfolio activity here.


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