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[Article]Prem Watsa, has already made a bundle on RIMIt seems they don’t call him “Canada’s Warren Buffett” for nothing.
When much of the world financial media was convinced that Research in Motion was destined to become the next PALM, Fairfax Financial’s Prem Watsa was using the deafening negativity as an opportunity to pile into the stock.
Watsa, who now sits on RIM’s board and was rumoured to be the mastermind behind the RIM management change of a year ago, became the company’s largest single shareholder last year, after dabbling in 2011.
In July, Watsa’s Fairfax Financial had to file a 13D (required because it had passed the 5% ownership of the company mark) that showed he owned 51,854,700 shares of the BlackBerry maker. The prices Fairfax paid for RIM before it hit the 5% mark is not public information, but July’s filing details each trade, and revealed that Watsa was loading up when RIM was in the $6-8 dollar range.
RIM closed Wednesday on the Nasdaq at $17.35.
Last edited by W Hoa; 01-24-13 at 06:35 PM.
- 01-24-13, 10:43 PM #6
If the average share price in his holding is $17-$19 then he is already in range of analysts prices pre-BB10. That is quite the achievement, any success with BB10 including acquisitions is going to put him in double digit gains within the next few months. No matter the outcome, he is playing the right game.
- 01-25-13, 12:41 AM #7
Onje of the underlings at Farifax publicly mentioned that people need to look at RIMM in terms of their entire portolio. It is TINY. If RIMM fails, it means nothing to Fairfax.
If it does not fail though, it will be a nice impact on their worth.
Perosonally. Overalll, I am up over 1000% thanks to my use of options.
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