By Claudia Assis
Activist investor Daniel Loeb’s Third Point LLC has bought new stakes in T-Mobile US Inc. and Colgate Palmolive Co. , and sold off holdings on EV maker Rivian Automotive Inc. and Amazon.com Inc., among other investment decisions, according to a filing late Monday.
Third Point earlier Monday disclosed a fresh stake on Walt Disney Co., saying it would seek changes in the media giant.
In a letter to Disney /zigman2/quotes/203410047/composite DIS +0.21% , the fund, which manages about $14 billion in assets, suggested cost cuts, a continuation of the dividend halt in order to conserve cash, and a spinoff of Disney’s ESPN business, among other proposals. Third Point bought 1 million Disney shares in the quarter ended June 30, according to the filing.
Third Point also bought more nearly 1.99 million shares of Colgate Palmolive /zigman2/quotes/200774077/composite CL -0.73% , and nearly half a million shares of T-Mobile /zigman2/quotes/204659678/composite TMUS -1.46% .
The hedge fund got rid of its Amazon.com /zigman2/quotes/210331248/composite AMZN -4.41% and Rivian /zigman2/quotes/230726939/composite RIVN -3.88% holdings, as well as its Dell Technologies Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203822527/composite DELL -0.73% , Intuit Inc. /zigman2/quotes/203136605/composite INTU -3.67% and Microsoft Corp. /zigman2/quotes/207732364/composite MSFT -0.39% positions.
Third Point also sold off all its stakes in Western Digital Corp. /zigman2/quotes/204213617/composite WDC -2.65% and Zendesk Inc. , among others.