Short Selling in W26

Short Selling in W26
  • This week we have registered one new short campaign, one short call and several updates. 
  • Bleecker put out another campaign focusing on an alleged pipe dream based on the idea of Disney World for the NFL.
  • Viceroy continued to focus on an African oil and gas project with new allegations. Shares are resilient. 
  • Lastly, we are tracking the most recent stock price gyrations at several previous targets, from a dubious payment company to a seemingly too-good-to-be-true tech play. 

Bits and Pieces

  • WSB negative on a stock? We spotted past week a rare occasion when r/wallstreetbets are negative on a stock. Of course, there is a twist as the stock in focus is Melvin Capital's long position.
  • ESG and short sellers: Harvard's Money Manager Has a Plan to Turn Short Sellers Against Emitters
  • Bleecker is back: New profile of Bleecker Research that made a comeback to activist short selling stage: Why This Former Kingsford Analyst Is Launching an Activist Short Fund, Short Selling Woes Be Damned
  • More bad news for Lordstown Motors, March short of Hindenburg ResearchDepartment of Justice opens investigation into EV startup Lordstown Motors
  • GTT Communication, Wolfpack Research's short from June 2019 that already declined about 90% since the report, got in focus again this week as NYSE suspended trading. Wolfpack Research had this to say

  • With Robinhood's IPO filing, we asked our followers if they'll rather buy or short shares. Almost 42% of 396 respondents say they'll short it:

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Big Movers

This week’s we saw several stocks that moved in the right direction for the short-sellers. One of the biggest movers was Humbl (HMBL) which is down 15% in the past five days. Hindenburg focused on HMBL in May of this year due to allegations of dubious business model and operations. 

Most importantly, the report believed the company has not been able to execute even its...

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