Saba Capital Management, L.P. Acquires Shares in Blackrock Muniyield Pennsylvania Quality Fund

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On July 26, 2023, Saba Capital Management, L.P. (Trades, Portfolio), a renowned investment firm, added 1,473,956 shares of Blackrock Muniyield Pennsylvania Quality Fund (MPA, Financial) to its portfolio. This article provides an in-depth analysis of the transaction, the profiles of the guru and the traded company, and the potential implications of this acquisition.

Details of the Transaction

The transaction took place on July 26, 2023, with Saba Capital Management, L.P. (Trades, Portfolio) adding 2,926 shares of MPA to its portfolio at a trade price of $11.66 per share. This acquisition increased the firm's total holdings in MPA to 1,473,956 shares, representing 11.21% of the guru's holdings in the traded stock and 0.33% of the guru's portfolio. However, the transaction had no significant impact on the guru's portfolio.

Profile of the Guru: Saba Capital Management, L.P. (Trades, Portfolio)

Saba Capital Management, L.P. (Trades, Portfolio), located at 405 Lexington Avenue, New York, NY 10174, is a prominent investment firm with a portfolio of 762 stocks, primarily in the Financial Services and Technology sectors. The firm's top holdings include Templeton Global Income Fund (GIM, Financial), BlackRock Capital Allocation Trust (BCAT, Financial), BlackRock Health Sciences Trust II (BMEZ, Financial), BlackRock Innovation & Growth Tr (BIGZ, Financial), and BlackRock ESG Capital Allocation Trust (ECAT, Financial). The firm's equity stands at $5.24 billion. 1684664241233068032.png

Overview of the Traded Stock: Blackrock Muniyield Pennsylvania Quality Fund

Blackrock Muniyield Pennsylvania Quality Fund (MPA, Financial) is a U.S.-based closed-end fund with an investment objective to provide shareholders with current income exempt from U.S. federal and Pennsylvania income taxes. The company operates in a single segment and has a market capitalization of $151.579 million. Despite a PE Percentage of 0.00, indicating the company is at a loss, the stock is significantly undervalued according to the GF Valuation, with a GF Value of $35.38 and a Price to GF Value of 0.33. The stock's GF Score is 55/100, suggesting average future performance potential. 1684664224757841920.png

Analysis of the Stock's Financial Health

MPA's financial health is reflected in its Balance Sheet Rank of 5/10, Profitability Rank of 2/10, and Growth Rank of 0/10. The company's F Score is 4, indicating average financial health, while its Z Score is 0.00, suggesting potential bankruptcy risk. The company's Cash to Debt ratio is also 0.00, indicating a lack of liquidity.

Performance of the Stock in the Market

MPA's market performance is characterized by a 5-day RSI of 53.53, a 9-day RSI of 51.11, and a 14-day RSI of 51.31. The stock's Momentum Index for 6 - 1 Month is 2.50, while its Momentum Index for 12 - 1 Month is -12.35. Despite a year-to-date price change ratio of 3.5%, the stock has experienced a price change of -1.11% since the transaction and -23.13% since its IPO.


In conclusion, Saba Capital Management, L.P. (Trades, Portfolio)'s acquisition of MPA shares represents a strategic investment in a significantly undervalued stock. Despite MPA's current financial challenges, the firm's investment could yield substantial returns if the company's financial health and market performance improve. However, the transaction's impact on the guru's portfolio and the traded stock remains to be seen. All data and rankings are accurate as of July 27, 2023.


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