Senator Investment Group Discloses Peabody Energy Position ~ market folly

Thursday, June 19, 2014

Senator Investment Group Discloses Peabody Energy Position

Alex Klabin and Doug Silverman's hedge fund firm Senator Investment Group has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Peabody Energy (BTU).  Per the filing, Senator now owns 5.5% of the company with 15 million shares.  This position is inclusive of call options exercisable into 10 million shares.

This is a newly disclosed equity position as they did not report ownership at the end of the first quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on June 2nd.

You can view additional recent portfolio activity from Senator here.

Per Google Finance, Peabody Energy is "a private-sector coal company. The Company owns interests in 28 active coal mining operations located in the United States and Australia. The Company has a majority interest in 27 of those coal operations and a 50% equity interests in the Middlemount Mine in Australia. The Company also owns a noncontrolling interest in a mining operation in Venezuela. In addition to the Company's mining operations, the Company markets and broker coals from its operations and other coal producers, both as principal and agent, and trade coal and freight-related contracts through trading and business offices. The Company conducts business through four principal segments: Western United States. Mining, Midwestern U.S. Mining, Australian Mining and Trading and Brokerage. The Company's fifth segment, Corporate and Other, includes mining and export/transportation joint ventures, activities associated with certain energy-related commercial matters, Btu Conversion."

For more from this hedge fund, head to Senator's thesis on Air Products & Chemicals.

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