According to a recent filing with the US Securities and Exchange Commission, Vincent K. McMahon 2013 Irrev. Trust U/A dtd. December 5, 2013 (which has Vincent McMahon as a special trustee) and Linda E. McMahon unloaded around 2.19 million shares of World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE) held by the Trust. The class A shares were obtained via the conversion of an equal amount of class B shares and were sold in one transaction at a price of $16.5 per unit. Following the sale, the Trust (GRAT) holds 1.55 million class B shares. Vincent McMahon owns 37.08 million class B shares, which include the shares held by GRAT, while Linda McMahon directly owns 566,670 class B shares and 100 class A shares.
Vincent K. McMahon 2013 Irrev. Trust U/A dtd. December 5, 2013
Linda E. McMahon and Vincent K. McMahon of the McMahon family are world-known for being professional wrestling and entertainment promoters and for being the majority owners of the famous professional wrestling promotion company, World Wrestling Entertainment, Inc. (NYSE:WWE). Wrestling promotion company produces and markets various original contents through different channels to a global audience, with a major focus on professional wrestling events. Year-to-date, the company’s stock is down by -4.32%. For the first quarter 2016, the company reported adjusted earnings per share of $0.18 and revenue of $171.1 million, beating estimates of $0.11 and $169 million, respectively. In January, two former WWE wrestlers filed a lawsuit against the company over severe brain injuries after suffering many concussions in the ring.
According to our database, at the end of March, Ricky Sandler’s Eminence Capital reported the most valuable position in World Wrestling Entertainment (NYSE:WWE), valued at $59.82 million, followed by Thomas E. Claugus’ GMT Capital, with a position worth around $8.29 million. Remaining investors that are bullish on this stock encompass Mario Cibelli’s Marathon Partners, David Forster And Peter Wilton’s IBIS Capital Partners, Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management, and Matthew Hulsizer’s PEAK6 Capital Management.
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Ownership Summary Table
|Name||Sole Voting Power||Shared Voting Power||Sole Dispositive Power||Shared Dispositive Power||Aggregate Amount Owned Power||Percent of Class|
|Linda E. McMahon||2,114,142||0||566,170||1,547,372||2,114,142||5.5%|
|Vincent K. McMahon||1,547,372||0||1,547,372||0||1,547,372||4.1%|