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Editor's Note: St. Joe fell an additional 12% in intraday trading on Thursday.
What: St. Joe
So What: Einhorn gained fame betting against Lehman Brothers, and when he talks, the market listens. Einhorn is short the stock, so he definitely has a bias in his statements about the company. But he has often been right in the past.
Now What: David Einhorn is a big name in the hedge fund world and is making a big bet that St. Joe eventually will have to write down assets. Pressure from activist investors can bring actions from management, so watch St. Joe's reaction in coming days as investors start asking more questions. Do your homework before making a bet in this stock, both long or short.
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