Former Uber CEO Travis Kalanick cashes in another $383 million of stock, further shrinking his stake in the company he founded

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  • Former UberCEO Travis Kalanick sold another $US383 million worth of stock between December 16 and December 18, further shrinking his stake in the firm he founded.
  • Kalanick dumped nearly 12.8 million shares in the three-day period, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. He cashed in more than 7.8 million shares on December 16 alone, making it his biggest day of selling since November 20.
  • The trades bring his total gain from stock sold to more than $US2.4 billion.
  • Kalanick still holds about 8.2 million shares of the rideshare company, down from the 22.6 million he held before his selling streak began.
  • Watch Uber trade live here.

Former Uber chief executive Travis Kalanick unloaded another $US383 million worth of stock between December 16 and December 18, chipping away at his stake in the company he founded.

The former CEO sold nearly 12.8 million shares in the three-day period, according to a Securities and Exchange Commission filing. The trades bring his total gain from sold stock to more than $US2.4 billion.

Kalanick dumped more than 7.8 million shares on December 16 alone, making it his biggest day of selling since November 20, when he cashed in more than 10 million shares across two trades.

The founder still holds about 8.2 million shares, down from the 22.6 million he had before he began liquidating his position. The stake was worth nearly $US250 million when Uber opened Thursday.

Kalanick kicked off his selling streak in early November after the rideshare company’s post-IPO lockup period ended. Early investors were able to offload stock for the first time on November 6, and the subsequent sales dragged Uber’s stock price to record lows.

The former Uber executive has since moved on to helm CloudKitchens, a venture that converts commercial space into leasable kitchens for delivery-only restaurants. Kalanick sank $US300 million into the firm, and it received a $US400 million investment from Saudi Arabia’s sovereign-wealth fund in January. The Saudi backing valued CloudKitchens at about $US5 billion.

Uber opened at $US30.00 per share Thursday, down roughly 28% year-to-date.

The rideshare giant has 27 “buy” ratings, 11 “hold” ratings, and one “sell” rating from analysts, with a consensus price target of $US44.03, according to Bloomberg data.


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