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  • SOFTBANK GROUP CORP

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    (Last) (First) (Middle)
    1-9-1, HIGASHI-SHIMBASHI


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    (Street) MINATO-KU TOKYO M0 105-7303

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    (City) (State) (Zip)
    2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
    SPRINT Corp [ S ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
    (Check all applicable) Director X 10% Owner
    Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)


    3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
    08/26/2015
    4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
    6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) Form filed by One Reporting Person
    X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

    Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
    1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
    Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
    Common Stock 08/26/2015 P 7,550,000 (1) A $ 4.69 (2) 3,231,459,097 (3) I See Footnote (3)
    Common Stock 08/27/2015 P 5,684,582 (1) A $ 4.97 (4) 3,237,143,679 (3) I See Footnote (3)
    Common Stock 08/28/2015 P 3,561,400 (1) A $ 5.19 (5) 3,240,705,079 (3) I See Footnote (3)
    Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned

    Sentiment: Buy

  • sam_0534 sam_0534 Aug 26, 2015 9:53 PM Flag

    Just need to remember who owns a lot of the stock and what is in their interest...

  • I am off to England spending some time at Merton College in Oxford with my school University of Virginia.. Anglophile here...I only post information on BX.. and most here are involved in personality fights, etc.. I am not posting here.. ciao.. this is more interesting than this board.....http://alumni.virginia.edu/learn/program/english-gardens-architecture-time-thomas-jefferson/

  • Tired of all of you.. even putting PT is the message gets you on IGNORE... you add nothing to the board that is NEW and relates to BX....

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    PT AKA MENSDA

    by junglejim888 Aug 26, 2015 10:19 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Aug 26, 2015 12:29 PM Flag

    you are on IGNORE..tired of fools responding to PT

  • Blackstone Seeks Buying Opportunities in China's Commercial Property Market -- Update
    DOW JONES & COMPANY, INC. 2:48 AM ET 8/26/2015
    Symbol Last Price Change
    BX 32.4 0 (0%)
    QUOTES AS OF 04:05:40 PM ET 08/25/2015

    HONG KONG-- Blackstone Group LP(BX) is looking for buying opportunities in China's commercial property market amid slowing growth and market turbulence in the world's No. 2 economy.

    Christopher Heady, head of the private-equity firm's closely watched Asia real-estate business, said employment remained high and the service sector healthy in certain Chinese markets despite the broader slowdown in growth. "People are still spending money and standards of living are improving," he said in an interview Wednesday. "We see over the medium to long term this trend as continuing."

    That means choice properties in top-tier markets such as Beijing and Shanghai as well as in second-tier cities remain attractive, Mr. Heady said. The fund is less focused on less developed Chinese cities, which are more likely to be dependent on a single industry, he said.

    "Volatility can be your friend if you have a medium to long term perspective," he said. "In public capital markets, when prices come down in theory that should create opportunities."

    Blackstone is a property heavyweight in Asia and abroad. Blackstone's Asia property fund, Blackstone Real Estate Partners Asia, is the region's largest, raising a total of $5 billion over four closings since 2013, according to industry data tracker Preqin. It has counted as partners major investors such as major domestic developer China Vanke Co. and the State Administration of Foreign Exchange, China's currency-exchange agency.

    Other developers have sounded cautious notes about the Chinese economy, which is set to grow at its slowest pace in 25 years. Those fears have sparked a global market selloff in recent days.

    "You get pretty spooked by what's been happening. Could this trigger a wider issue in global financial markets?" said Mark Gabbay, chief executive at LaSalle Investment Management. "It hasn't impacted the real-estate market just yet, but it's a yellow flag."

    Volatility is making it difficult to sell assets in China now, Mr. Gabbay said, adding that risk premiums are rising as well. "Are we in crisis zone? Yes, but not long enough to make material changes to our portfolio," he said, adding that LaSalle Investment Management had already moderated its exposure in China to around 10% of its Asia portfolio in recent years as Japan and Australia looked more attractive.

    Such volatility can lead to bottom-fishing opportunities, but only in select markets, said Goodwin Gaw, chairman of Hong Kong-based investor Gaw Capital Partners. Mr. Gaw echoed Mr. Heady in describing volatility as a "friend," adding that Gaw Capital has been cautious in China in the past few years as it focused on only select "trophy assets" and specific niche sectors such as logistics.

    "If the recent volatility results in distressed situations with forced sale opportunities, then funds availability will actually increase rather than decrease," said Mr. Gaw. "U.S. is actually getting quite healthy and Europe stabilizing so China weaknesses could provide a window for Western investors to increase exposure into China."

    China's commercial property market is slowing, according to Chinese government statistics.

    Investment in office-building development rose more than 13% to 326.4 billion yuan in the first seven months of 2015 from a year earlier, compared with growth of more than 21% for all of 2014.

    Office-building construction starts fell nearly 15% to 32.96 million square meters in the first seven months of this year from the year-ago period, compared with 6.7% growth for all of last year.

    Blackstone's Mr. Heady said recent market turmoil---which knocked China's main stock index down by more than one- fifth in four trading days alone---and a surprise devaluation of the yuan this month have had only a limited impact.

    "More relevant to us is the real economy. There, frankly, we haven't seen a tremendous change over the past few months or at least in last couple of weeks of volatility," Mr. Heady said. "Our views remain fairly consistent as it relates to China. The economy is slowing down and I don't think that's a big surprise to anybody."

    Blackstone is focusing on real-estate plays that focus on middle-class consumption, he said.

    "There's going to be a series of bumps along the road as the economy transitions away from heavy fixed asset investment, which over time will have a diminishing return on investment," Mr. Heady said. "The result of that transition is the growth rate is overall slowing down. It's almost as if there's two-speed economy. Some parts are growing slower than others. The old economy sectors like industrials, commodity and heavy industries are suffering considerably right now."

    China makes up around 40% of Blackstone's real-estate investments in Asia, with the rest in India, Japan, Australia and Singapore.

    Nearly $250 billion has been invested into Chinese real estate from overseas in the past decade, of which development sites accounted for 75%, according to a recent report by investment management firm TH Real Estate, citing data from Real Capital Analytics. Investors from the U.S., including Blackstone, make up 7% of the inbound investment, the third-largest group behind Hong Kong's 70% and Singapore's 15%.

  • FORM 4 UNITED STATES SECURITIES AND EXCHANGE COMMISSION
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    STATEMENT OF CHANGES IN BENEFICIAL OWNERSHIP

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    Check this box if no longer subject to Section 16. Form 4 or Form 5 obligations may continue. See Instruction 1(b).
    1. Name and Address of Reporting Person * SOFTBANK GROUP CORP

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    1-9-1, HIGASHI-SHIMBASHI


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    (Street) MINATO-KU TOKYO M0 105-7303

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    (City) (State) (Zip)
    2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
    SPRINT Corp [ S ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
    (Check all applicable) Director X 10% Owner
    Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)


    3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
    08/21/2015
    4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
    6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) Form filed by One Reporting Person
    X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

    Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
    1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
    Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
    Common Stock 08/21/2015 P 6,623,336 (1) A $ 4.75 (2) 3,209,204,645 (3) I See Footnote (3)
    Common Stock 08/24/2015 P 8,071,437 (1) A $ 4.6 (4) 3,217,276,082 (3) I See Footnote (3)
    Common Stock 08/25/2015 P 6,633,015 (1) A $ 4.76 (5) 3,223,909,097 (3) I See Footnote (3)
    Table II - Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned

  • on opening.. wild market and ride and price action... amazing to watch :) still long my 2500..didnt buy the 500 I sold before.. dont know if I will really.. as I have my core position long term starting at 14..

  • are the fools..and wasting others time..So on IGNORE for ALL OF YOU....

  • Blackstone’s Equity Office Names Eli Khouri CEO
    Hui-Yong Yu
    August 25, 2015 — 7:04 AM PDT
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    Blackstone Group LP’s Equity Office unit, the No. 2 office landlord in the U.S., named Eli Khouri president and chief executive officer to succeed Tom August, who is retiring.
    Khouri, previously executive vice president and chief investment officer at Kilroy Realty Corp., will work to expand the company’s assets, according to a statement from New York-based Blackstone. He will start at the end of September. August will remain on the board of Chicago-based Equity Office.
    Blackstone is close to selling the remaining assets from its 2007 buyout of Equity Office’s predecessor company and is acquiring new office properties with potential for new leases and other improvements. Blackstone this year paid $1.3 billion for Willis Tower in Chicago, the second-tallest U.S. building.
    Khouri received a bachelor’s degree in civil engineering from Stanford University, according to the statement.
    Equity Office oversees about 58 million square feet (5.4 million square meters) of Class A office space.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    PT last week said

    by junglejim888 Aug 24, 2015 3:48 PM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Aug 24, 2015 8:04 PM Flag

    anyone referring to PT is put on IGNORE

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Aug 24, 2015 11:48 AM Flag

    BABA 65.48down -2.7 (-3.96%)
    QUOTES AS OF 11:45:39 AM ET 08/24/2015
    11:35 AM EDT, 08/24/2015 (MT Newswires) -- Alibaba(BABA) shares were initiated by Standpoint Research with a buy rating and a price target set at $84.

  • panic time...

  • sam_0534 by sam_0534 Aug 22, 2015 12:16 PM Flag

    Sprint Corp. (NYSE: S) had a major 10% holder come in and really add shares of the carrier this past week. Softbank bought an incredible 16,798,538 shares at prices that ranged from $3.90 to $4.74. The total for this gigantic purchase came to a stunning $72.7 million. The company returned later in the week and bought an additional 14,670,814 shares at prices between $4.63 and $4.97 apiece. The total for the second huge purchase was $70.1 million. Shares of the stock were trading on Friday’s close at $4.71, so the overall timing looks good.

    Sentiment: Strong Buy

  • Reply to

    We may have seen the bottom

    by thoughtfulman Aug 21, 2015 7:06 PM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Aug 21, 2015 9:00 PM Flag

    market has a big influence here.. no one knows

  • been watching for a high volume reversal.. didnt buy yet.. market crazy..

  • 6 Top Private-Equity Firms You Can Buy Today
    Publicly traded private-equity funds are your chance to get in on the action.

    If you've always dreamed of working in private equity but lack the experience, education, capital, or connections to make it happen, there is another way to get your foot in the door.

    No, you won't get a business card, but you can at least indirectly take part in a private-equity firm. You can buy shares of a publicly traded PE firm.

    Want in? Here are six of the top private-equity firms you can buy today.

    Option 1: Firms that invest private equity on behalf of others
    We can break down your private-equity stock choices into three broad categories, the first of which are firms that manage other people's money in private-equity funds. These companies make their money from the fees and profit shares that come from the various funds under their management.

    Leading this segment of the industry are firms such as KKR & Co. (NYSE:KKR). KKR is massive, with $101.6 billion of assets under management as of the second quarter. On a trailing-12-month basis, the company has returned 13.2% on equity. KKR also sports an attractive 7.3% dividend yield.

    Being as large as it is, KKR isn't a pure private-equity play, even though that's where the company has its roots. KKR also manages funds that are invested in hedge funds, bonds, real estate, and other asset classes.

    KKR trades at 14.4 times its trailing-12-month earnings.

    The Blackstone Group (NYSE:BX) is another choice in this space. Blackstone is larger than KKR, but otherwise its metrics and business models are fairly similar. Blackstone had $333 billion in total assets under management as of the second quarter, reported a trailing-12-month 13.8% return on equity, and has a 7.7% dividend. Blackstone is slightly more expensive that KKR, with a P/E ratio at 15.2.

    Sentiment: Buy

  • Reply to

    Warren

    by junglejim888 Aug 21, 2015 12:14 PM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Aug 21, 2015 3:13 PM Flag

    hope we dont die :)

  • Reply to

    Is KKR Safe?

    by financekid299 Aug 21, 2015 10:34 AM
    sam_0534 sam_0534 Aug 21, 2015 11:02 AM Flag

    Yes, SAFE...I own BX and it is getting hit very hard.. panic times for investors.. I am not selling...

  • MINATO-KU TOKYO M0 105-7303

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    (City) (State) (Zip)
    2. Issuer Name and Ticker or Trading Symbol
    SPRINT Corp [ S ] 5. Relationship of Reporting Person(s) to Issuer
    (Check all applicable) Director X 10% Owner
    Officer (give title below) Other (specify below)


    3. Date of Earliest Transaction (Month/Day/Year)
    08/18/2015
    4. If Amendment, Date of Original Filed (Month/Day/Year)
    6. Individual or Joint/Group Filing (Check Applicable Line) Form filed by One Reporting Person
    X Form filed by More than One Reporting Person

    Table I - Non-Derivative Securities Acquired, Disposed of, or Beneficially Owned
    1. Title of Security (Instr. 3) 2. Transaction Date (Month/Day/Year) 2A. Deemed Execution Date, if any (Month/Day/Year) 3. Transaction Code (Instr. 8) 4. Securities Acquired (A) or Disposed Of (D) (Instr. 3, 4 and 5) 5. Amount of Securities Beneficially Owned Following Reported Transaction(s) (Instr. 3 and 4) 6. Ownership Form: Direct (D) or Indirect (I) (Instr. 4) 7. Nature of Indirect Beneficial Ownership (Instr. 4)
    Code V Amount (A) or (D) Price
    Common Stock 08/18/2015 P 4,531,898 (1) A $ 4.71 (2) 3,192,442,393 (3) I See Footnote (3)
    Common Stock 08/19/2015 P 3,533,816 (1) A $ 4.83 (4) 3,195,976,209 (3) I See Footnote (3)
    Common Stock 08/20/2015 P 6,605,100 (1) A $ 4.79 (5) 3,202,581,309 (3) I See Footnote (3)

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