Bass' New Buy - ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc.


The founder of Hayman Advisors Kyle Bass made a fortune during the sub-prime crisis, and today he does not like Japan and likes structured mortgages, housing, gold and U.S. stocks. His U.S. portfolio contains eight stocks - one of them new. With seven stocks sold out, his portfolio had 47% quarter-over-quarter turnover and a value of $165 million.

The new position is a company called ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. ( ZIOP ). Bass bought 316,987 shares at an average price of $4. He also bought and sold a smaller parcel of shares of the company in the first and second quarter of 2012.

ZIOPHARM Oncology Inc. is a Delaware Corporation. It is a biopharmaceutical company engaged in the development and commercialization of small molecule and synthetic biology approaches to new cancer therapies. The drug in the latest stage is Palifosfamide (ZIO-201) which is a type of drug called alkylating agents that binds to cancer cell DNA to halt tumor growth. It is currently in Phase 3 studies.

Ziopharm Oncology Inc. has a market cap of $144.6 million; its shares were traded around $1.76 with and P/S ratio of 176.50.

Other Gurus who bought the stock in the fourth quarter include: Jean-Marie Eveillard , Paul Tudor Jones and Steven Cohen .

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Referenced Stocks: ZIOP



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