ValueAct Capital Increases Trinity Industries Exposure ~ market folly

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

ValueAct Capital Increases Trinity Industries Exposure

Jeff Ubben's activist investment firm ValueAct Capital has filed an amended 13D and Form 4 with the SEC regarding its stake in Trinity Industries (TRN).  Per the filing, ValueAct now owns 13.8% of the company with over 20.76 million shares.

The filings indicate ValueAct purchased Form 4 indicates ValueAct purchased over 1.5 million shares across March 2nd, 6th, 7th, 8th, 15th, 16th, and 19th.  These purchases came at prices between $31.10 and $33.

For more on this firm, we recently highlighted another stock ValueAct was reducing its position in.

Per Google Finance, Trinity Industries is "a diversified industrial company that owns businesses providing products and services to the energy, chemical, agriculture, transportation and construction sectors. The Company's products and services include railcars and railcar parts; parts and steel components; the leasing, management and maintenance of railcars; highway products; construction aggregates; inland barges; structural wind towers; steel utility structures; storage and distribution containers, and trench shields and shoring products. The Company's segments include the Rail Group, Construction Products Group, Inland Barge Group, Energy Equipment Group, Railcar Leasing and Management Services Group, and All Other. Its All Other segment includes its captive insurance and transportation companies, and other peripheral businesses. It manufactures a line of railcars, including autorack cars, box cars, covered hopper cars, gondola cars, intermodal cars, open hopper cars and tank cars."

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