Greenlight Capital Adds to Cairn Energy Stake ~ market folly

Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Greenlight Capital Adds to Cairn Energy Stake

David Einhorn's hedge fund Greenlight Capital has added to its stake in London-listed oil and gas exploration company Cairn Energy (LON:CNE). 

Due to trading on January 16th, Greenlight increased their stake from 3% to 4.22% of Cairn's voting rights.  Approximately 20% is held via a total return swap, while the rest is held via common stock.

This stock has largely traded sideways since Greenlight first disclosed a holding in Cairn back in March of 2012.

Per Google Finance, Cairn Energy PLC (Cairn) is "an independent oil and gas exploration and production company. It is organized into two business units: Capricorn Group, being Capricorn Oil Limited and its subsidiary undertakings, and the Cairn India Group. There are two operating segments. Cairn India Limited Group’s operations are primarily within India."

For more on this hedge fund, you can view our previous updates on Greenlight Capital here.

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