Short sellers bet against UK retail stocks amid income squeeze

Cineworld is the most shorted UK stock

Valeria Martinez
clock • 1 min read

UK retail businesses have been the most targeted by short sellers as the cost-of-living crisis intensifies, new analysis by GraniteShares on the most shorted UK companies has found.

Cineworld Group, the world's second-largest cinema chain, was the most shorted UK listed company. Some 8.2% of its stock was held short by five investment firms, with New Holland Capital LLC holding the largest short position with 2.42% of the company's shares. ASOS PLC, Dixons Carphone PLC and BOOHOO.com were the next most shorted UK listed businesses, with 7.2%, 6.4%, and 6.2% of their stock held short by eight, six and seven investment firms respectively. Central Bank of Russia bans short-selling Other companies listed in the London Stock Exchange that made it into the ten most ...

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