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Cineworld is UK’s most shorted listed company

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New analysis from ETP provider GraniteShares reveals that on 19 May, 2022, 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.

The next most shorted UK listed companies were ASOS PLC, Dixons Carphone PLC and  with 7.2%, 6.4% and 6.2% of their stock held short by 8, 6 and 7 investment firms respectively.  

Short positions on UK listed companies  of any investment firms with 41. This was followed by Marshall Wace LLP,   BlackRock Investment Management (UK) Limited and  JP Morgan Asset Management (UK)  with 32, 17 and 10 short positions respectively.

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