Short seller Andrew Left has his doubts about Canadian pot stocks, says he’s betting against Canopy
Thomas Franck, 14 November 2018
Citron Research’s Andrew left reiterated his bet against the Canadian cannabis industry Wendesday, telling CNBC that he’s short Canopy Growth and Cronos Group in addition to his already disclosed wager against Tilray.
Fielding a question from “Halftime Report” host Scott Wapner, Left said his doubts on the space aren’t confined to just one company. “I’m also short Cronos, I’m short Canopy, I’m short Tilray. So I’m short a basket of the names,” he said. “Once the U.S. licensed producers come on — the faster it becomes legal in the U.S., the quicker the Canada names go lower.”
“They won’t get the exposure in the U.S., they’re not players internationally,” Left added. “I don’t care how many press releases they put out, they’re not going to be shipping cannabis from Canada to Australia. Not happening.”
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LAKEWOOD: SHORT CELLTRION AND SNOOP-DOGG BACKED WEED FIRM
ValueWalk, 29 January 2018
Lakewood Capital Management, the mutl billion dollar hedge fund led by Anthony Bozza, is calling the top of the marijuana stock boom. The firm revealed short positions in two major cannabis companies in its full-year and fourth quarter letter to investors, a copy of which has been reviewed by ValueWalk. The Lakewood hedge fund is short Canopy Growth, and Aurora Cannabis as Bozza and team believe that these pot stocks are highly overvalued and trade no nothing more than hot air.
One Of The Last Remaining Short Only Hedge Funds Warns Of Risk Parity “Liquidity Crash”. “Heading into the final months of 2017, each of these public companies sported market capitalizations that were nearly impossible to rationalize” the letter notes, “but nonetheless, the stocks saw their values more than triple in just a few short weeks around year-end as focus turned to the legalization of recreational marijuana in California on January 1, 2018” it continues.
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