The Most Shorted Stocks on the FTSE

Cineworld has moved to the top of the list of most shorted stocks, some of which have produced very strong gains this year

James Gard 13 July, 2021 | 8:50AM
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With the strong value recovery this year, opportunities for short-sellers in the UK market have been harder to come by. And as M&A activity hots up for UK companies, these are perilous times for investors who bet on the price of a share falling.

Previous targets for short-sellers such as Morrisons (MRW) have fallen to private equity buyers - indeed, a recent deal has pushed the supermarket’s share price up nearly 50% this year.

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