Hoplite Capital Reveals SunEdison Stake ~ market folly

Monday, March 17, 2014

Hoplite Capital Reveals SunEdison Stake

John Lykouretzos' hedge fund firm Hoplite Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC and revealed a new equity position in SunEdison (SUNE).  Per the filing, the hedge fund now owns 5.99% of SUNE with over 16 million shares.

The filing was made due to activity on February 26th.  Omega Advisors' Lee Cooperman highlighted his fondness for SUNE a few months back as well, as the company is spinning off its money-losing semiconductor business.

Per Google Finance, SunEdison is "formerly MEMC Electronic Materials, Inc is engaged in the development, manufacture and sale of silicon wafers. The Company is a developer and seller of photovoltaic energy solutions. Through Solar Materials and Solar Energy (SunEdison), it is a developer of solar energy projects. The Company operates in two segments: semiconductor materials and solar energy. The Company’s Solar Energy segment includes the operations of its old Solar Materials segment, as well as its SunEdison business. In the Semiconductor Materials, the Company offers wafers with a variety of features. The Company’s wafers vary in size, surface features, composition, purity levels, crystal properties and electrical properties

You can view some past portfolio activity from Hoplite here.

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