On January 25, 2006, I purchased 999 shares of Major Automotive Companies (MAJR) at $1.60 per share. The company had announced that they were going private, so I was interested in adding this stock to the Special Situations Real Money Portfolio.
Major Automotive indicated that they would cash out shareholders holding less than 1,000 shares for $1.90 per share. This is a classic reverse/forward stock split with a cashing out of fractional shareholders, my favorite type of deal. It looked like a good deal to me, so I purchased the maximum number of shares that would qualify for the deal.
Today, Major Automotive Companies announced that shareholders approved the going private transaction. In a few weeks, I plan on receiving a total of $1,898.10 in cash for this stock. This would generate a profit of $292.75. That’s an 18 percent return in just over 40 days.
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