Lone Pine and SAC Capital Disclose Lumber Liquidators Stakes ~ market folly

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Lone Pine and SAC Capital Disclose Lumber Liquidators Stakes

Steve Mandel's hedge fund firm Lone Pine Capital and Steve Cohen's hedge fund turned family office SAC Capital have both filed 13G's with the SEC regarding Lumber Liquidators (LL).

Lone Pine has revealed a 7.9% ownership stake in LL with over 2.18 million shares.  The filing was required due to activity on January 23rd and is a brand new position for the hedge fund firm.

SAC Capital has revealed a 5% ownership stake in Lumber Liquidators with over 1.39 shares.  They previously owned a very small stake and they've boosted their holdings by over 1.3 million shares since the end of the third quarter. 

Per Google Finance, Lumber Liquidators is "retailer of hardwood flooring, and hardwood flooring enhancements and accessories. The Company offers an assortment of wood flooring, which includes prefinished domestic and exotic hardwoods, engineered hardwoods, unfinished hardwoods, bamboo, cork and laminates, as well as resilient flooring. Its flooring enhancements and accessories include moldings, noise-reducing underlay and adhesives. Lumber Liquidators and Bellawood are it brands. Its hardwood flooring products are available in various widths and lengths. It offers approximately 350 different flooring product stock-keeping units."

You can view additional portfolio activity from Lone Pine Capital here.

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