Article: ‘I regret any harm:’ Short seller compensates target in rare move

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‘I regret any harm:’ Short seller compensates target in rare move

Lawrence Delevingne, 22 June 2021

BOSTON, June 21 (Reuters) – A small Texas investor who caused shares of a real estate investment trust to plunge 39 percent in a day has agreed to pay the company restitution to settle a lawsuit against him, a rare development that could embolden other companies to pursue such claims.

Quinton Mathews, who published his research on companies online under the pseudonym Rota Fortunae, will pay Farmland Partners Inc (FPI.N) “a multiple” of the profits on his short bet in 2018, according to the terms of the legal settlement announced late Sunday. His research had helped wipe as much as $115 million off Farmland’s market value. Continue reading “Article: ‘I regret any harm:’ Short seller compensates target in rare move”

Article: Comeback quashed for faith-driven investor Bill Hwang

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Comeback quashed for faith-driven investor Bill Hwang

Lawrence Delevingne, 30 March 2021

(Reuters) – Bill Hwang’s comeback was nearly complete. Once punished by U.S. and Asian regulators for stock trading rule violations at his former hedge fund, the New York investor rebuilt his fortune to about $10 billion. Major Wall Street banks once again competed for his business. And his charitable foundation’s coffers swelled by hundreds of millions of dollars.

Hwang was making big money again, inspired by a renewed Christian faith.

“When we create good companies through the capitalism that God has allowed, it enhances people’s lives….God delights in those things,” Hwang said in a video posted online in 2019 here. Continue reading “Article: Comeback quashed for faith-driven investor Bill Hwang”

Article: Kerrisdale announces short position in First Majestic Silver Corp

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Kerrisdale announces short position in First Majestic Silver Corp

Lawrence Delevingne, 01 September 2016

NEW YORK (Reuters) – Kerrisdale Capital Management now holds a short position in the stock and via options of First Majestic Silver Corp. FR.TO, according to a report released Thursday by the hedge fund firm.

Kerrisdale, led by Sahm Adrangi, wrote in the report that the Canadian mining company is in a “speculative frenzy” and that its valuation is “now outrageously detached from reality.”

Kerrisdale, which manages approximately $350 million and has lost money this year through July, said First Majestic Silver could fall between 70 percent and 80 percent from its current levels near $12 a share. The stock has gained approximately 267 percent this year through Wednesday.

U.S. listed shared of First Majestic fell more than 5 percent in early trading Thursday following news of the report. Adrangi declined to comment. First Majestic did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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