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Seth Klarman Buys Apollo Group Inc., MARATHON ACQUISITION, HEALTHSOUTH CP, Sells Catalytica Energy Systems Inc., John B Sanfilippo & Son Inc., NewsCorp.

Updates for famed investor Seth Klaman's buys and sells during the 4th quarter of 2006. An used copy of Seth Klarman's book "Margin of Safety" is selling for more than $800. His new purchases: APOL, HLS, MAQ, NFG, WIRE.

Seth Klarman buys Apollo Group Inc., MARATHON ACQUISITION, HEALTHSOUTH CP, National Fuel Gas Co., Encore Wire Corp., sells Catalytica Energy Systems Inc., John B Sanfilippo & Son Inc., NewsCorp., Walter Industries Inc. during the 3-months ended 12/31/2006, according to the most recent filings of his investment company, The Baupost Group. Seth Klarman owns 35 stocks with a total value of $755 million. These are the details of the buys and sells.

Added: InfoSpace Inc. (INSP)

Seth Klarman added to his holdings in Internet company InfoSpace Inc. by 271.7%. His purchase prices were between $19.51 and $20.83, with an estimated average price of $20.2. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 3.48%. His holdings was 1,753,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. InfoSpace Inc. closed today at $23.1.

Added: Multimedia Games Inc. (MGAM)

Seth Klarman added to his holdings in Gambling company Multimedia Games Inc. by 59.42%. His purchase prices were between $9 and $9.9, with an estimated average price of $9.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.71%. His holdings was 1,493,573 shares as of 12/31/2006. Multimedia Games Inc. closed today at $9.55.

Added: Harbor Acquisition Corporation (HAC)

Seth Klarman added to his holdings in others company Harbor Acquisition Corporation by 23.67%. His purchase prices were between $5.35 and $5.49, with an estimated average price of $5.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.21%. His holdings was 1,497,300 shares as of 12/31/2006. Harbor Acquisition Corporation closed today at $5.5.

New Purchase: Apollo Group Inc. (APOL)

Seth Klarman initiated holdings in Specialized Consumer Services company Apollo Group Inc.. His purchase prices were between $33.7 and $51.51, with an estimated average price of $39.1. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 7.38%. His holdings was 1,431,600 shares as of 12/31/2006. Apollo Group Inc. closed today at $46.27.

New Purchase: MARATHON ACQUISITION (MAQ)

Seth Klarman initiated holdings in others company MARATHON ACQUISITION. His purchase prices were between $7.17 and $7.55, with an estimated average price of $7.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 3.11%. His holdings was 3,130,400 shares as of 12/31/2006. MARATHON ACQUISITION closed today at $7.52.

New Purchase: HEALTHSOUTH CP (HLS)

Seth Klarman initiated holdings in others company HEALTHSOUTH CP. His purchase prices were between $21 and $25.15, with an estimated average price of $23.4. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 3%. His holdings was 1,000,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. HEALTHSOUTH CP closed today at $24.65.

New Purchase: National Fuel Gas Co. (NFG)

Seth Klarman initiated holdings in Gas Distribution company National Fuel Gas Co.. His purchase prices were between $35.32 and $39.72, with an estimated average price of $37.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 2.55%. His holdings was 500,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. National Fuel Gas Co. closed today at $42.77.

New Purchase: Encore Wire Corp. (WIRE)

Seth Klarman initiated holdings in Electrical Components & Equipment company Encore Wire Corp.. His purchase prices were between $21.89 and $34.9, with an estimated average price of $26.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this purchase was 0.97%. His holdings was 333,826 shares as of 12/31/2006. Encore Wire Corp. closed today at $23.92.

Reduced: News Corp. CL A (NWS-A)

Seth Klarman reduced to his holdings in Broadcasting & Entertainment company News Corp. CL A by 30.15%. His sale prices were between $19.95 and $21.7, with an estimated average price of $21. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 9.15%. His still held 4,191,700 shares as of 12/31/2006. News Corp. CL A closed today at $23.47.

Reduced: Home Depot Inc. (HD)

Seth Klarman reduced to his holdings in Specialty Retailers company Home Depot Inc. by 38.63%. His sale prices were between $35.77 and $39.89, with an estimated average price of $37.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 8.43%. His still held 2,200,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. Home Depot Inc. closed today at $41.76.

Reduced: Horizon Lines, Inc. (HRZ)

Seth Klarman reduced to his holdings in Marine Transportation company Horizon Lines, Inc. by 65.57%. His sale prices were between $17.82 and $30.27, with an estimated average price of $24.7. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 2.16%. His still held 1,002,400 shares as of 12/31/2006. Horizon Lines, Inc. closed today at $29.5.

Reduced: TRM Corp. (TRMM)

Seth Klarman reduced to his holdings in Specialized Consumer Services company TRM Corp. by 44.56%. His sale prices were between $1.22 and $2.2, with an estimated average price of $1.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.26%. His still held 1,353,000 shares as of 12/31/2006. TRM Corp. closed today at $3.13.

Reduced: Alliance One International, In (AOI)

Seth Klarman reduced to his holdings in Tobacco company Alliance One International, In by 98.62%. His sale prices were between $4.28 and $7, with an estimated average price of $5.8. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was 0.07%. His still held 138,470 shares as of 12/31/2006. Alliance One International, In closed today at $7.75.

Sold Out: NewsCorp. (NWS)

Seth Klarman sold out his holdings in Broadcasting & Entertainment company NewsCorp.. His sale prices were between $20.74 and $22.6, with an estimated average price of $21.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. NewsCorp. closed today at $24.87.

Sold Out: John B Sanfilippo & Son Inc. (JBSS)

Seth Klarman sold out his holdings in Food Products company John B Sanfilippo & Son Inc.. His sale prices were between $10.32 and $12.09, with an estimated average price of $10.9. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. John B Sanfilippo & Son Inc. closed today at $14.65.

Sold Out: Walter Industries Inc. (WLT)

Seth Klarman sold out his holdings in Home Construction company Walter Industries Inc.. His sale prices were between $20.16 and $27.13, with an estimated average price of $23.3. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Walter Industries Inc. closed today at $24.58.

Sold Out: Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. (CESI)

Seth Klarman sold out his holdings in Waste & Disposal Services company Catalytica Energy Systems Inc.. His sale prices were between $1.17 and $2.05, with an estimated average price of $1.5. The impact to his portfolio due to this sale was less than 0.01%. Catalytica Energy Systems Inc. closed today at $1.94.



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Comments

george1357
George1357 premium member - 4 years ago
Where is this data coming from? I don't see a 13F-HR filing recently. Baupost owns Infospace?... at $20/share? Doesn't sound right
superguru
Superguru - 4 years ago
This article date says - Feb. 13, 2007

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