Renaissance Technologies purchased GameStop, AMC shares, submitting says

May 15, 2024 | blog

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Hedge fund Renaissance Technologies added a brand new lengthy place in GameStop and considerably elevated its place in AMC Entertainment throughout the first quarter, placing it in place to profit from the meme inventory mania sweeping via the U.S. fairness market this week.

Renaissance added 1,004,958 shares of videogame retailer GameStop throughout the quarter, which had a price of roughly $12.6 million on the finish of March, based on a securities submitting launched on May 13.

Meme shares have soared this week after an account linked to Keith Gill, the central determine behind the earlier meme inventory frenzy in 2021, posted messages on social media platform X. The shares began to lose momentum on Wednesday.

Quarterly disclosures of hedge fund managers’ inventory holdings in 13-F filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission are one of many few public methods of monitoring what hedge fund managers are promoting and shopping for. The disclosures are made 45 days after the top of every quarter and should not replicate present positions.

GameStop shares are up greater than 93% for the week and up greater than 300% during the last 10 buying and selling days, probably making Renaissance Technologies’ stake now price practically $33.5 million if it stored the place.

Renaissance additionally elevated its place in cinema chain AMC by 78% throughout the first quarter to provide it a complete of roughly 8.7 million shares, the securities submitting confirmed.

Shares of different firms, together with AMC, headphones maker Koss and meals storage container firm Tupperware have adopted GameStop larger. Like GameStop, lots of the shares are closely shorted.

James Simon, who based the quantitative hedge fund Renaissance Technologies, died final week at 86.

(Reporting by Carolina Mandl and David Randall, in New York; Editing by Rod Nickel)

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