Polar Asset Management Partners buys $20,416,320 stake in KAR Auction Services Inc (KAR)

KAR Auction Services Inc (KAR) : Polar Asset Management Partners scooped up 53,300 additional shares in KAR Auction Services Inc during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Aug 15, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 500,400 shares of KAR Auction Services Inc which is valued at $20,416,320.KAR Auction Services Inc makes up approximately 1.68% of Polar Asset Management Partners’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Cardinal Capital Management Ct boosted its stake in KAR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 195,090 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,986,940 shares of KAR Auction Services Inc which is valued at $81,067,152. KAR Auction Services Inc makes up approx 3.89% of Cardinal Capital Management Ct’s portfolio.Teacher Retirement System Of Texas boosted its stake in KAR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,328 additional shares and now holds a total of 19,259 shares of KAR Auction Services Inc which is valued at $780,952. KAR Auction Services Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Teacher Retirement System Of Texas’s portfolio.Tributary Capital Management reduced its stake in KAR by selling 3,000 shares or 4.03% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 71,500 shares of KAR which is valued at $2,937,220. KAR Auction Services Inc makes up approx 0.41% of Tributary Capital Management’s portfolio.Td Asset Management Inc boosted its stake in KAR in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 25,000 additional shares and now holds a total of 125,000 shares of KAR Auction Services Inc which is valued at $5,101,250. KAR Auction Services Inc makes up approx 0.01% of Td Asset Management Inc’s portfolio.

KAR Auction Services Inc opened for trading at $42.27 and hit $42.55 on the upside on Thursday, eventually ending the session at $42.29, with a gain of 0.02% or 0.01 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 6,11,847 shares. Company has a market cap of $5,833 M.

On the company’s financial health, KAR Auction Services Inc reported $0.55 EPS for the quarter, missing the analyst consensus estimate by $ -0.01 based on the information available during the earnings call on Aug 2, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.56. The company had revenue of $771.80 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $754.30 million. The company’s revenue was up 17.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.51 EPS.

Investors should note that on Aug 2, 2016, KAR Auction Services Inc announced a cash dividend of $0.2900. The company’s management has announced Sep 19, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Sep 21, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on Oct 4, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on KAR Auction Services Inc. KAR Auction Services Inc was Initiated by Susquehanna to “Positive” on Aug 26, 2016. KAR Auction Services Inc was Downgraded by Northcoast to ” Neutral” on Jul 14, 2016.

KAR Auction Services Inc. is a provider of vehicle auction services in North America. We operate as three reportable business segments: ADESA Inc. (ADESA Auctions) Insurance Auto Auctions Inc. (IAA) and Automotive Finance Corporation (AFC). ADESA Auctions is a provider of whole car auctions and related services to the vehicle remarketing industry in North America. IAA is a provider of salvage vehicle auctions and related services. AFC is a provider of floorplan financing to independent used vehicle dealers. The Company provides auction services for sellers of used or whole car vehicles and salvage vehicles through a network of around 233 physical auction locations including 65 whole car auction locations and 168 salvage auction locations and multiple Internet venues. It also offers ancillary services including transportation reconditioning inspections marshalling titling and floorplan financing.

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