Eminence Capital Trims Autodesk Position ~ market folly

Friday, March 24, 2017

Eminence Capital Trims Autodesk Position

Ricky Sandler's hedge fund firm Eminence Capital has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding its stake in Autodesk (ADSK).  Per the filing, Eminence now owns 3.6% of Autodesk with 8.01 million shares.

Per the filing, Eminence sold 3.47 million shares on March 16th at $88.08.

It notes they sold "solely for portfolio management reasons.  Due to the significant price appreciation of the Shares since their original investment the Reporting Persons’ position in the Shares had significantly increased as a percentage of total assets under management. The Reporting Persons’ position in the Shares remains the largest position owned by the Reporting Persons. The Reporting Persons are pleased with the progress that has been made in both the Issuer’s business model transition and operating fundamentals and remain confident in the Issuer’s ability to continue to create value for shareholders."

We've highlighted other recent portfolio activity from Eminence Capital here.

Per Google Finance, Autodesk is "a design software and services company, offering customers productive business solutions through technology products and services. The Company serves customers in the architecture, engineering and construction; manufacturing, and digital media, consumer and entertainment industries. It operates in four segments: Architecture, Engineering and Construction (AEC), Platform Solutions and Emerging Business (PSEB), Manufacturing (MFG), and Media and Entertainment (M&E). The PSEB, AEC and MFG segments offer a range of services, including consulting, support and training. The M&E segment offers software products to professionals, post-production facilities and broadcasters for a range of applications. Its software products enable its customers to experience their ideas before they are real by allowing them to imagine, design and create their ideas and to visualize, simulate and analyze real-world performance in the design process by creating digital prototypes."

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