Citadel Ups Position in PHH Corp ~ market folly

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Citadel Ups Position in PHH Corp

Ken Griffin's Citadel has filed an amended 13G with the SEC regarding shares of PHH (PHH).  Per the filing, Citadel now owns 9.6% of the company with over 5.5 million shares.

This marks an increase of over 3.9 million shares in their position size since the end of the first quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on July 8th.  PHH recently said they would repurchase around 35% of shares.

Per Google Finance, PHH is "an outsource provider of mortgage and fleet management services. PHH operates in three segments: Mortgage Production, Mortgage Servicing and Fleet Management Services. The Company provides mortgage banking services to a range of clients, including financial institutions and real estate brokers, throughout the United States. The Company’s mortgage banking activities include originating, purchasing, selling and servicing mortgage loans through its wholly owned subsidiary, PHH Mortgage Corporation and its subsidiaries (collectively PHH Mortgage). It provides commercial fleet management services to corporate clients and government agencies throughout the United States and Canada through its wholly owned subsidiary. In July 2014, PHH sold its Fleet Management Services business, doing business as PHH Arval, to Element Financial Corporation."

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