Lee Cooperman Trims Pennymac Financial Stake, Exercises Warrants on Aspen Group ~ market folly

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Lee Cooperman Trims Pennymac Financial Stake, Exercises Warrants on Aspen Group

Omega Advisors' Lee Cooperman has made two separate filings with the SEC recently.

Trims Pennymac Financial Services Stake

First, Cooperman has submitted a Form 4 regarding his stake in Pennymac Financial Services (PFSI).  Per the filing, Cooperman was out selling 58,100 shares on April 27th and 28th at prices around $18.34.  After the sales, he still has exposure to over 3.3 million PFSI shares.

Per Google Finance, Pennymac Financial is "a specialty financial services firm with a mortgage platform and integrated business focused on the production and servicing of United States residential mortgage loans and the management of investments related to the United States residential mortgage market.."

Exercises Warrants on Aspen Group

Second, Cooperman filed a 13G with the SEC regarding shares of Aspen Group (ASPU).  Per the filing, Cooperman continues to own 9.9% of the company.  However, on April 23rd he exercised warrants yielding him 4 million more shares.

The filing also notes that, "In connection with the exercise of the warrants, the reporting person and the issuer have agreed to waive the 9.99% Blocker contained in the warrant agreement."

Per Google Finance, Aspen Group "offers relevant online education. The Company derives revenue primarily from tuition and fees derived from courses taught by the Company online, as well as from related educational resources that the Company provides to its students, such as access to its online materials and learning management system. The Company’s subsidiary, Aspen University Inc. (Aspen University), delivers education experiences and has served thousands of students."

We've previously detailed other portfolio activity from Lee Cooperman here.

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