Fairholme Capital Adds To St. Joe Position ~ market folly

Monday, September 25, 2017

Fairholme Capital Adds To St. Joe Position

Bruce Berkowitz's investment firm Fairholme Capital has filed an amended 13D with the SEC regarding its stake in St. Joe (JOE).  Per the filing, Fairholme now owns 40.5% of the company with just over 27 million shares.

The filing notes that Berkowitz was out buying across August and into early September, at prices ranging from $18.3016 to $19.2174.  In total, he purchased just over 1.55 million shares.

For more on this manager, we've also highlighted other recent portfolio activity from Fairholme Capital here.

Per Google Finance, St. Joe is "a real estate development, asset management and operating company. The Company operates through five segments: residential real estate; commercial real estate; resorts and leisure; leasing operations, and forestry. Its residential real estate segment plans and develops primary residential and resort residential communities of various sizes on its existing land. Its commercial real estate segment plans, develops, manages and sells real estate. Resorts and leisure segment features a portfolio of vacation rentals and hotel operations, as well as golf courses, a beach club, marinas and other related resort amenities. Its leasing operations business includes its retail and commercial leasing. Its forestry segment focuses on the management of its timber holdings in Northwest Florida."

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