Tiger Global Raises dELiA*s Stake ~ market folly

Friday, March 7, 2014

Tiger Global Raises dELiA*s Stake

Chase Coleman and Feroz Dewan's hedge fund Tiger Global has updated its position in dELiA*s (DLIA).  Per a 13G filed with the SEC, they now own 6.3% of the company with over 4.4 million shares.

This marks an increase of over 1 million shares since the end of 2013.  The filing was made due to activity on February 18th.

They aren't the only hedge fund that's been active in this stock lately, either.  David Gallo's Valinor Management started a DLIA stake recently and Lee Cooperman has owned DLIA as well.

Per Google Finance, dELiA*s is "a retail company comprised of two lifestyle brands primarily targeting teenage girls and young women. The Company generates revenue by selling predominantly to teenage consumers through direct mail catalogs, Websites and retail stores. It operates in dELiA*s brand. Through its e-commerce Webpages, catalogs and retail stores, dELiA*s (the brand) offers a variety of product categories to teenage girls to cater to an entire lifestyle. Through its catalogs and the e-commerce Webpages, it sells many name brand products along with its own brand products in key teenage spending categories. These products include apparel and accessories. Its mall-based dELiA*s specialty retail stores derive revenue primarily from the sale of apparel and accessories and, to a lesser extent, branded apparel to teenage girls. It operates in two segments: direct marketing and retail stores."

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