ValueAct Capital Files Form 4 on Seagate Technology (STX) ~ market folly

Tuesday, June 12, 2018

ValueAct Capital Files Form 4 on Seagate Technology (STX)

Jeff Ubben's activist investment firm ValueAct Capital has filed a Form 4 with the SEC regarding its stake in Seagate Technology (STX).  Per the filing, ValueAct now owns over 22.4 million shares.

The filing notes they entered into forward purchase contracts with an exercise date of June 2nd, 2018 and expiration date of December 3rd, 2018.  In total, these contracts represented 946,100 shares and obligated ValueAct to purchase shares at varying prices with the bulk coming at $54.72.

This means ValueAct's total STX stake is up from the 21.45 million shares they owned at the end of the first quarter.

For more on this fund, we've also highlighted another stock they've been buying recently.

Per Yahoo Finance, Seagate Technology "provides data storage technology and solutions in Singapore, the United States, the Netherlands, and internationally. The company manufactures and distributes hard disk drives, solid state drives and their related controllers, solid state hybrid drives, and storage subsystems. Its products are used in enterprise servers and storage systems applications; client compute applications, primarily for desktop and mobile computing; and client non-compute applications, including various end user devices, such as portable external storage systems, surveillance systems, network-attached storage, digital video recorders, and gaming consoles. The company offers external backup storage solutions under the Backup Plus and Expansion product lines, as well as under the Maxtor and LaCie brand names available in capacities up to 120 terabytes. It sells its products primarily to original equipment manufacturers, distributors, and retailers. Seagate Technology plc was founded in 1979 and is headquartered in Dublin, Ireland."

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