Soros' fund shorts Howden Joinery

Soros' fund shorts Howden Joinery

Soros' fund has been building a new short in the past few weeks: a 0.87% short (about £23m) in Howden Joinery Group plc.

  • According to our records, this is the only EU short >0.5% ("big short") that Soros' fund has been increasing in December, while nine of their big shorts have been decreased during December,
  • Soros' fund (SFM) also holds a short in another company from Home Furnishing sector, a 1.32% short in Victoria plc. SFM is the only fund with more than one big short in whole of EU's Home Furnishing sector in our records,
  • This short is 2nd biggest (in money terms) short of all disclosed UK shorts by SFM, while the biggest remains an about  £32m big short (0.62% short) in Halma plc,
  • Out of 17 currently active big shorts by SFM in EU, seven target UK companies:

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* Note: Presented short selling data is based on European net short position data which is disclosed to the public when short positions at least equal to 0.5% of company issued share capital.

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