Passport Capital Updates Hortonworks Stake ~ market folly

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Passport Capital Updates Hortonworks Stake

John Burbank's hedge fund firm Passport Capital has filed an amended 13G with the SEC regarding its stake in Hortonworks (HDP).  Per the filing, Passport now owns 12.7% of the company with over 7.18 million shares.

This is up from the 1.7 million HDP shares at the end of 2015.  The latest filing was due to activity on February 29th.

Per Google Finance, Hortonworks is "a provider and distributor of an enterprise-grade Hadoop solution called the Hortonworks Data Platform (HDP). The Company's platform integrates with data center technologies to enable data architectures and enables its customers to collect, store, process and analyze existing and new data types in a way that augments rather than replaces their existing data center infrastructure. It provides support subscription offerings and related professional services around the HDP, which is its open source software distribution of Apache Hadoop and associated projects. Its products include Hortonworks Data Platform and Hortonworks Sandbox. Its range of professional services are training and consulting. It caters to vertical markets, including online services, education, financial services, Government, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, industrials/manufacturing, media/entertainment, retail/ecommerce, technology and telecommunications.."

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