Goldman Sachs Increases ASTS Ownership but Hedges with Puts
According to a recent Form 13F filing submitted to the SEC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc disclosed a noteworthy and bullish investment in ASTS stock. Here’s what you need to know about AST SpaceMobile, Inc., as well as Goldman Sachs Group and their long position in shares of ASTS stock:
About Goldman Sachs Group Inc.
The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc., a financial institution, provides a range of financial services for corporations, financial institutions, governments, and individuals worldwide. It operates through four segments: Investment Banking, Global Markets, Asset Management, and Consumer & Wealth Management. The company’s Investment Banking segment provides financial advisory services, including strategic advisory assignments related to mergers and acquisitions, divestitures, corporate defense activities, restructurings, and spin-offs; and middle-market lending, relationship lending, and acquisition financing, as well as transaction banking services. This segment also offers underwriting services, such as equity underwriting for common and preferred stock and convertible and exchangeable securities; and debt underwriting for various types of debt instruments, including investment-grade and high-yield debt, bank and bridge loans, and emerging-and growth-market debt, as well as originates structured securities. Its Global Markets segment is involved in client execution activities for cash and derivative instruments; credit and interest rate products; and provision of equity intermediation and equity financing, clearing, settlement, and custody services, as well as mortgages, currencies, commodities, and equities related products. The company’s Asset Management segment manages assets across various classes, including equity, fixed income, hedge funds, credit funds, private equity, real estate, currencies, and commodities; and provides customized investment advisory solutions, as well as invests in corporate, real estate, and infrastructure entities. Its Consumer & Wealth Management segment offers wealth advisory and banking services, including financial planning, investment management, deposit taking, and lending; private banking; and unsecured loans, as well as accepts saving and time deposits. The company was founded in 1869 and is headquartered in New York, New York.
About AST SpaceMobile, Inc. (ASTS)
AST SpaceMobile, Inc. operates space-based cellular broadband network for mobile phones. Its SpaceMobile service provides mobile broadband services for users traveling in and out of areas without terrestrial mobile services on land, at sea, or in flight. The company is headquartered in Midland, Texas.
Goldman Sachs Group Inc Buys Stock in ASTS
According to the most recent 13F filed by Goldman Sachs Group Inc, the firm added 381,073 shares of ASTS stock to it holdings in the recent quarter. That brings their total long position in AST SpaceMobile, Inc. to 458,006 shares, representing approximately 0.2487% of the 184,168,982 ASTS shares outstanding. Based on the most recent closing price of $8.83 per share of ASTS, the entire Goldman Sachs Group Inc position in AST SpaceMobile, Inc. is worth roughly $4,044,192.98. It should be noted however, that the 13F filing also disclosed ownership of a large block of ASTS puts, likely as a hedge.
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