Rail-Splitter Gets Aboard the Apple and Facebook Hype Trains, Still Loves EA, Red Hat

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Rail Splitter Capital Management LLC primarily offers its services to investment companies, endowments and other investment advisers. The firm was founded in 2002 and it mainly invests in equity ad derivative products in the United states. The fund combines eclectic investment styles with an emphasis on growth based strategy.

Rail Splitter Capital Management LLC holds a well diversified portfolio. Information Technology stocks form the biggest chunk of the fund’s 13F portfolio at 38%, followed by Health Care stocks constituting 21% of the 13F portfolio. It currently has $358 million worth of securities in its 13F portfolio at the end of Q3. This article will discuss various stocks held by Rail Splitter Capital, Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA), Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB), Red Hat Inc. (NYSE:RHT), Apple Inc. (NASDAQ:AAPL) and NXP Semiconductor N.V. (NASDAQ:NXPI), and the general outlook concerning them.

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Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) stock has gained 12% this year so far and accounted for 4.51% of Rail Splitter Capital’s portfolio at the end of Q3. For the quarter ended on 30th September, 2016, the investment fund trimmed its holding of the stock by 8% to 189,043 shares, worth $16.144 million. Of the hedge funds in our database, 61 funds owned $3.01 billion of Electronic Arts Inc. (NASDAQ:EA) and accounted for 9.90% of the float on September 30. Electronic Arts increased its forecast for full-year revenue and profit, expecting to earn $2.69 per share, up from previous forecast of $2.56 per share. Its full year revenue forecast stands at $4.78 billion, up from $4.75 billion.

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Facebook Inc. (NASDAQ:FB) stock gained 12% in this year so far. Rail Splitter Capital initiated its position in the company by buying 113,470 shares during the quarter ended on 30th September, 2016. The fund held $14.55 million worth of Facebook stock at the end of the quarter, forming 4.06% of its portfolio. In terms of broader hedge fund ownership, 149 elite funds had a bullish position in Facebook Inc (NASDAQ:FB) at the end of September. Facebook announced third quarter revenue of $7.01 billion, up 56% and beating consensus estimate of $6.92 billion. Its earnings at $1.09 per share also surpassed expectations of $0.97 per share. However, the company issued a warning that its sizzling revenue growth may slow in the future.

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