GameStop Short Seller Pulls Out: ‘We Respect the Market’s Irrationality’

Short seller Citron Studies have abandoned its short position in game store and meme stock GameStop as the organization developed a $4 billion cash reserve amid the resurgence of stock influencer Roaring Cat (a.k.a. Keith Gill), per an acerbic tweet Wednesday morning.

Citron managed to get obvious it didn’t close the positioning since it presently has a bullish look at the sport company. Rather, the organization stated, “with $4 billion staying with you, [GameStop has] enough runway to appease their cult-like shareholders.”

Despite a decreased cost target of $11 per share from investment firm Wedbush on Wednesday, Citron added that “we respect the market’s irrationality.”

The tweet ended having a jab at Roaring Kitty’s recent livestream, his first in 3 years, calling it “an insult towards the capital markets.”

GME shares spiked late a week ago, climbing to almost $47 per share, as word spread that Roaring Cat had came back after many years from the spotlight. Shares stepped early now, falling to below $25 before reversing course and climbing to $33.50 early Wednesday. The stock has dipped again to $28.69 at this moment.

The midweek spike might be due to GameStop’s announcement yesterday it completed its at-the-market equity offering program, by which it offered 75 million shares for gross proceeds of $2.1 billion.

Citroen’s withdrawal comes under two days after it’d taken a brand new short position within the stock. Company founder Andrew Left told Reuters a week ago that “it’s fun to return in to the fire.”

“The very first time, three-and-a-half-years back, (GameStop) would be a cultural phenomenon, and that is performed out right now,” Left told this news agency. “The company has failing financials and is a great short.”

Citron were built with a short position in GME shares in 2021, when retail traders enacted a brief squeeze to pressure institutional investors. Rapid seller remained going for a near-total loss.

With today’s news that Citron has bowed from its latest bet against GameStop, it seems that Roaring Cat has won another round from the short seller.

Edited by Ryan Ozawa.

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