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There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market

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By Jesse Pound | 15 April 2021

CNBC — Hedge fund manager David Einhorn warned of dangers for retail investors that he sees in the market, and one of his main examples was a tiny New Jersey deli with a market capitalization of more than $100 million.

The Paulsboro, New Jersey-based Your Hometown Deli is the sole location for Hometown International, which has an eye-popping market value despite totaling $35,748 in sales in the last two years combined, according to securities filings.

“Someone pointed us to Hometown International (HWIN), which owns a single deli in rural New Jersey … HWIN reached a market cap of $113 million on February 8. The largest shareholder is also the CEO/CFO/Treasurer and a Director, who also happens to be the wrestling coach of the high school next door to the deli. The pastrami must be amazing,” Einhorn said in a letter to clients published Thursday.

Hometown, which appears to have begun trading in 2019, according to FactSet, has shares that trade over the counter and rarely has more than a few hundred shares change hands per day. Often, there are no trades logged in an entire trading day. […]

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1 Comment on There’s a single New Jersey deli doing $35,000 in sales valued at $100 million in the stock market

  1. I’m starting to get suspicious of this stock market mumbo-jumbo. That guy must be one heck of a dedicated coach.

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