Whitebox Advisors‘ stake in Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PARR) has gone up according to a recently amended filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Managed by Andy Redleaf, the fund’s holding of the stock stood at 7.84 million shares at the end of the first quarter and has now climbed to 8.19 million shares or 19.8% of Par Pacific Holdings’ common stock. Whitebox Advisors has also indicated the acquisition of an undisclosed number of convertible senior notes issued by the company earlier this month.
So far this year, the stock has been in a downtrend, dropping by as much as 40% before jumping on news that Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PARR) has agreed to acquire Hermes Consolidated, LLC, which is doing business as Wyoming Refining Company. The deal is valued at $271.4 million and includes $58 million of Hermes Consolidated’s debt. “This acquisition fits perfectly with our previously disclosed acquisition strategy by utilizing our tax attributes and capital sources to build on our refining and logistics capabilities,” commented William Pate, President and Chief Executive Officer of Par Pacific. Analysts at Cowen and Company have quickly reacted to the news and upgraded the stock to ‘Outperform’ from the previous ‘Market Perform’ rating and have increased their price target to $20 per share, an upside potential of 23%.
Hedge fund interest in Par Pacific Holdings, Inc. (NYSEMKT:PARR) did not change significantly during the first quarter, as the number of long positions inched down to 13 at the end of March. Together, these funds held roughly 23% of the company’s common stock. Glenn Russell Dubin‘s Highbridge Capital Management also holds a stake in the company, having indicated a 10% reduction in its latest 13F filing. The fund reportedly held 300,000 shares of Par Pacific Holdings worth roughly $5.63 million at the end of the quarter.
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|
|Whitebox General Partner||0||8,||0||8,191,158||8,191,158||19.8%|
|Whitebox Multi-Strategy Partners||0||3,349,519||0||3,349,519||3,349,519||8.1%|
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