As per a new 13G filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission, David Blood and Al Gore‘s Generation Investment Management has acquired a new position in VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR), comprising 6.87 million common shares, which amass 5.2% of the stock’s float.
VWR Corp is a company that provides laboratory-related services and products to the fields of science and general research. Over the past 12 months, the company’s shares have dropped by 4.25%. For the third quarter of 2017, VWR Corp reported diluted earnings per share of $0.31, and revenue of $1.14 billion, compared to EPS of $0.08 and revenue of $1.01 billion for the corresponding quarter of the previous year.
At the end of September, 26 hedge funds in our database were bullish on VWR Corp (NASDAQ:VWR), up by five from the previous quarter. Among the biggest investors were Citadel Investment Group, led by Ken Griffin, which held the number one position worth around $36.3 million, and Barry Dargan of Intermede Investment Partners, with a $34.9 million position. Remaining members of the smart money with similar optimism included David E. Shaw’s D E Shaw, Eli Cohen’s Crescent Park Management, and Cliff Asness’ AQR Capital Management.
Among the new VWR Corp investors in the third quarter were Anand Parekh’s Alyeska Investment Group, which established the biggest position valued at $20.6 million, Benjamin A. Smith’s Laurion Capital Management, which initiated a $10.1 million position, Peter Rathjens, Bruce Clarke and John Campbell’s Arrowstreet Capital, Solomon Kumin’s Folger Hill Asset Management, and Neil Chriss’ Hutchin Hill Capital.
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|
|Generation Investment Management LLP||2,422,041||216,644||6,874,483||0||6,874,483||5.2%|
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