(Bloomberg) -- David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital had a losing month in October, paring gains for this year to 16%.
Greenlight, which follows a value-oriented strategy, fell 6.3% across its hedge funds in the month, according to an update seen by Bloomberg. The S&P 500 Index returned about 2.2% with dividends reinvested, while value stocks gained about 1%.
Einhorn, who oversaw $12 billion at his firm’s peak, is in the midst of a resurgence following his worst year on record in 2018, when his main fund lost 34%. The hedge fund manager, who has remained committed to his strategy of buying beaten-down stocks while shorting growth companies, vowed earlier this year to rework his portfolio by making fewer, more-concentrated investments.
Some of New York-based Greenlight’s short wagers, including Tesla Inc. and Netflix Inc., may have contributed to losses as they rallied in the month. Tesla’s shares surged 31% on the back of a surprise earnings report, paring their decline for this year to 5.4%, while Netflix gained 7.4%.
Of Netflix, Einhorn told investors that the company has “yet to demonstrate a profitable business model,” according to a separate quarterly letter to investors earlier in the week. He said he added a new small long position in Siltronic AG in the third quarter, during which the hedge fund gained 5.6%.
Einhorn’s biggest disclosed long positions as of quarter-end were AerCap Holdings NV, Altice USA Inc., Brighthouse Financial Inc., General Motors Co. and Green Brick Partners Inc.
A spokesman for the firm didn’t immediately reply to a request for comment.
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