2019 Blogs

Short Sellers' UK Favorite doubles in August

Short Sellers' UK Favorite doubles in August

TL; DR: Kier Group more than doubled in value since a multi-year low on July 31. Kier is the most shorted stock in all of our UK short-selling records.* As of this morning, …

Read More2019-08-13
New Burford Capital Short by Muddy Waters

New Burford Capital Short by Muddy Waters

TL; DR: Activist short seller Muddy Waters published a short report on Burford Capital. This stock was also in recent short-selling focus of ShadowFall and Gladstone Capital.* Discover the latest short positions by …

Read More2019-08-07
New Activist Shorts in July

New Activist Shorts in July

We recorded sixteen new major activist short reports in July. On average, corresponding stocks dropped 16%, while S&P 500 index is off about 3% from July highs. Two best performing activist shorts …

Read More2019-08-03
Muddy and 5 other HFs shorting Solutions 30

Muddy and 5 other HFs shorting Solutions 30

TL; DR: Following a short position by Muddy Waters Capital in May, five more hedge funds (HFs) disclosed shorts in Solutions 30.* Discover the latest EU short positions now. Sign up for Breakout …

Read More2019-08-02
Marshall Wace shorting 6 DAX firms

Marshall Wace shorting 6 DAX firms

TL; DR: An about €287m short in BASF is the latest big short (short >0.5%) by Marshall Wace against DAX stocks. They currently hold about €1.1.6b in their six big DAX shorts. According …

Read More2019-07-06
Activist Short Selling in H1 2019

Activist Short Selling in H1 2019

TL; DR:  We tracked 82 major new short calls/campaigns in H1-19. Targeted stocks are -8.7% on average vs S&P 500 +17%;* Best short call (>$1b initial mkt cap): Muddy Waters, Inogen -49.2%; …

Read More2019-07-01
Big Shorts in Thomas Cook unfazed by +140%

Big Shorts in Thomas Cook unfazed by +140%

In spite of recent 140% rise in Thomas Cook Group stock prices, so far, we noted little reduction in the biggest short positions.* Thomas Cook stock price moved from a low of …

Read More2019-06-11
Three Big Shorts in Hargreaves Lansdown

Three Big Shorts in Hargreaves Lansdown

Three hedge funds hold big shorts (shorts > 0.5%) in Hargreaves Lansdown. All three increased their shorts last week. A total of 2.33% short interest (about £211 million short at a market cap of £9.07 billion), …

Read More2019-06-11
Two more funds shorted Solutions 30

Two more funds shorted Solutions 30

After Muddy Waters Capital LLC, two more hedge funds popped-up with a short > 0.5% ("big short") in French company Solutions 30.* As of the latest disclosures, AKO Capital has a 0.61% short …

Read More2019-06-03
Short Selling in EU Airlines

Short Selling in EU Airlines

Citadel Europe and Marshall Wace are the most active short sellers in EU airlines sector in our records, with two and four "big shorts" (shorts above 0.5% of issued share capital), respectively.* …

Read More2019-05-27