Emile Haddad

Emile Haddad

Irvine-based Five Point Holdings LLC (NYSE: FPH) surged 48% during Thursday midday trading after news that major shareholder Luxor Capital Group purchased 1.1 million shares of stock.

The transactions, which took place between March 16 and 18, have a total value of about $4.7 million, and marks a 49% increase in the New York investor’s holdings in the company.

Luxor now owns about 9.3 million shares, or about 13% of FivePoint’s 68.8 million outstanding shares.

FivePoint shares are up to $5.50 and an $813 million market cap.