Kingstown Capital Sells Some Ocwen Financial Equity, Buys Senior Notes ~ market folly

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Kingstown Capital Sells Some Ocwen Financial Equity, Buys Senior Notes

Michael Blitzer hedge fund firm Kingstown Capital Management has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding its position in Ocwen Financial (OCN).  Per the filing, Kingstown now owns 7.66% of the company with 9.5 million shares.

This is a decrease in their common stock position compared to the 11.35 million shares they owned at the end of the second quarter.  The filing was made due to activity on August 31st. 

It also indicates they purchased 6.625% Senior Notes due 2019.

Per Google Finance, Ocwen Financial is "a financial services holding company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, operates as a mortgage company. The Company's segments include Servicing, Lending, and Corporate Items and Other. The Company's Servicing segment consists of its core residential servicing business. The Company's Lending segment is focused on originating and purchasing conventional and government-insured residential forward and reverse mortgage loans. The Company's Corporate Items and Other segment includes business activities that include providing secured floor plan lending to used car dealerships through its Automotive Capital Services (ACS) venture and providing financing to investors to purchase single-family homes and apartments for lease through its Liberty Rental Finance venture. The Corporate Items and Other segment also includes the diversified fee-based businesses, which provide property valuation, real estate owned (REO) management, title and closing services."

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