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Chesapeake Energy Corp (CHK): Mason Hawkins Unloads 8.00 Million Shares

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Mason Hawkins Southeastern Asset Management has slashed its Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) position by about 8.00 million shares since March 31 according to a recent 13G filing with the SEC. The fund reported aggregate beneficial ownership of 53.94 million shares in the latest filing, including 25.30 million shares underlying convertible preferred stock, and 2.42 million shares underlying convertible bonds. That aggregate position was down from the 61.93-million share stake that the fund reported holding at the end of March. The energy company’s shares are down by 4.4% year-to-date and by 40% since April 27.

Heading into the second quarter of 2016, a total of 31 of the hedge funds tracked by Insider Monkey were long this stock, a 3% decline from the end of 2015. Carl Icahn’s Icahn Capital LP had the biggest position in Chesapeake Energy Corporation (NYSE:CHK) on March 31, worth close to $301 million, while Robert Pitts of Steadfast Capital Management was next with a $34.2 million position. Some other Chesapeake investors in our database included D E Shaw, John Griffin’s Blue Ridge Capital, and Sander Gerber’s Hudson Bay Capital Management. Mr. Hawkins’ position was valued at over $255 million on March 31.

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You can access the original SEC filing by clicking here.

Ownership Summary Table

Name Sole Voting Power Shared Voting Power Sole Dispositive Power Shared Dispositive Power Aggregate Amount Owned Power Percent of Class
Southeastern Asset Management, Inc. 12,561,111 13,907,710 12,561,111 7.6%
Longleaf Partners Fund 12,561,111 1.8%
O. Mason Hawkins 0.0%
Mason Hawkins
Mason Hawkins
Southeastern Asset Management

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SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
Washington, D.C. 20549

SCHEDULE 13G
Under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934

(Amendment No. 4)*

Chesapeake Energy Corporation
________________________________________________________
(Name of Issuer)

Common Stock
_______________________________________________________
(Title of Class and Securities)

165167107
_______________________________________________________

(CUSIP Number of Class of Securities)

Check the appropriate box to designate the rule pursuant to which this
Schedule is filed:

/X/ Rule 13d-1(b)
/ / Rule 13d-1(c)
/ / Rule 13d-1(d)

* The remainder of this cover page shall be filled out for a

reporting person’s initial filing on this form with respect to the

subject class of securities, and for any subsequent amendment

containing information which would alter the disclosures provided

in a prior page.

The information required in the remainder of this cover page shall

not be deemed to be “filed” for the purpose of Section 18 of the

Securities Exchange Act of 1934 (“Act”) or otherwise subject to the

liabilities of that section of the Act but shall be subject to all

other provisions of the Act (however, see the Notes).

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