Viking Global Starts Avis Budget Group Position ~ market folly

Monday, December 29, 2014

Viking Global Starts Avis Budget Group Position

Andreas Halvorsen's hedge fund firm Viking Global has started a new position in Avis Budget Group (CAR).  Per a 13G just filed with the SEC, Viking now owns 5% of the company with over 5.34 million shares.

They did not report owning a stake at the end of the third quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on December 17th.  This is now the second major hedge fund to file with the SEC regarding CAR shares.  We highlighted last week that Glenview Capital also was buying Avis Budget shares.

Per Google Finance, Avis Budget Group is "a provider of vehicle rental and car sharing services. The Company operates under brands Avis, Budget and Zipcar. The Company’s other brands include Budget Truck, Payless and Apex."

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