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Activist Short Selling in Q1-2020

Activist Short Selling in Q1-2020

We recorded 44 major activist short reports in Q1-2020. Targeted stocks are down 31% on average, which is substantially more than an about 23% YTD decline of S&P 500 Index.*  We …

Read More2020-04-04
Activist Short Reports in W13

Activist Short Reports in W13

This week we have registered three new activist shorts campaigns. On average, three targeted stocks are down 9.6% versus prior to the reports, while Hindenburg's target plummeted the most and is down …

Read More2020-03-28
Muddy Waters disclosed a short in Intrum

Muddy Waters disclosed a short in Intrum

TL; DR: Intrum shares closed about 23% lower today, following a disclosure of a 0.5% short position by Muddy Waters Capital.* Muddy Waters Capital disclosed a 0.5% short in this Swedish provider of credit …

Read More2020-03-23
European Short Selling Bans

European Short Selling Bans

This week, six EU regulators announced country-wide short selling bans in duration from one up to three months. While Spain, France, Belgium, Austria and Greece announced bans in duration of about …

Read More2020-03-21
Bridgewater reducing EU short positions

Bridgewater reducing EU short positions

This week Bridgewater disclosed more than 70 reductions in their big EU shorts. This is in contrast to the previous week when we uncovered more than €14b in bets against 43 …

Read More2020-03-20
More than €14b in EU Shorts by Bridgewater

More than €14b in EU Shorts by Bridgewater

This week Bridgewater disclosed big shorts in 43 European firms, mainly betting against major companies in France, Germany, Netherlands, Spain and Italy. We estimated that, as of Friday's close and as of …

Read More2020-03-14
New Big EU Shorts by Bridgewater

New Big EU Shorts by Bridgewater

37 new short positions by Bridgewater were disclosed today. All are bets against major EU companies, including, Unilever, SAP, BNP Paribas, Total, Adidas, and Danone. We estimated that, as of Monday's …

Read More2020-03-10
HFs winning on coronavirus-related shorts

HFs winning on coronavirus-related shorts

D1 Capital, Citadel and BlackRock gained from big declines in outdoor and travel-related stocks. We are also noting what seems as a profit taking by some, as D1 Capital started reducing two …

Read More2020-02-28
HF boosts shorts in EU shopping centres

HF boosts shorts in EU shopping centres

One European asset manager has recently been very active in boosting their bets against EU shopping centres. So far in February, we recorded 17 increases across three sector big shorts by …

Read More2020-02-17
Activist Short Selling in 2019

Activist Short Selling in 2019

Activist short sellers were very active around the globe in 2019 and made 177 major short calls. Targeted stocks are down 7.7% on average, which is less than in 2018 (avg. decline 12.7%), …

Read More2019-12-30