Eton Park Capital Starts Armstrong World Industries Position ~ market folly

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Eton Park Capital Starts Armstrong World Industries Position

Eric Mindich's hedge fund firm Eton Park Capital has filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Armstrong World Industries (AWI).  Per the filing, Eton Park now owns 6.69% of the company with over 3.66 million shares.

This is a newly disclosed equity position for the hedge fund and the filing was made due to activity on August 1st.

Eton Park is now the second major hedge fund to recently reveal a stake in the company as Jeff Ubben's ValueAct Capital took an AWI stake as well.

Per Google Finance, Armstrong World Industries is "a global producer of flooring products and ceiling systems for use in the construction and renovation of residential, commercial and institutional buildings. The Company designs, manufactures and sells flooring products (resilient and wood) and ceiling systems (mineral fiber, fiberglass and metal) globally. The Company segments includes: Building Products, Resilient Flooring and Wood Flooring. The Company’s Building Products, Resilient Flooring, Wood Flooring and Cabinets segments sell products for use in the home. Its products are used in new home construction and existing home renovation work. Its products, primarily ceilings and Resilient Flooring, are used in commercial and institutional buildings."

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