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The other shorts of Quindell's biggest shorter Roble

By Steve Moore | Friday 21 November 2014

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

As noted earlier by Tom Winnifrith, the identity of Roble S.L. (as well as other shell companies Fest N.V., Blau GmBH and Fresco S.R.L.) has been revealed (as being the work of New York hedge fund giant Tiger Global). The following looks at how its FCA-declared UK shorts have performed and its currently disclosed short positions here.

Position Holder Name of Share Issuer Net Short Position (%) Position Date Share Price % Change
Blau GmBH BLINKX PLC 0.81 2013-12-02 197.25  
Blau GmBH BLINKX PLC 0.39 2014-03-12 101.5 -48.5%
Blau GmBH THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC 0.56 2013-10-18 151.6  
Blau GmBH THOMAS COOK GROUP PLC 0.41 2013-11-28 175.7 15.9%
Blau GmBH HOME RETAIL GROUP 2.28 2012-11-28 112.4  
Blau GmBH HOME RETAIL GROUP 0.43 2013-09-12 172.7 53.6%
Fest N.V. WH SMITH PLC 2.63 2012-11-01 632.5  
Fest N.V. WH SMITH PLC 0.45 2013-08-29 845 33.6%
Roble S.L. SAGE GROUP PLC 0.53 2013-03-20 341.5  
Roble S.L. SAGE GROUP PLC 0.48 2013-04-17 338.7 -0.8%
Blau GmBH TUI TRAVEL PLC 0.55 2012-12-21 282  
Blau GmBH TUI TRAVEL PLC 0.39 2013-02-05 300.4 6.5%
Current 0.5%+ positions          
Roble S.L. QUINDELL PORTFOLIO PLC 0.61 2014-02-28 506.25  
Roble S.L. QUINDELL PORTFOLIO PLC 4.26   65 -87.2%
Blau GmBH MONITISE PLC 0.71 2014-07-08 45  
Blau GmBH MONITISE PLC 2.93   28.5 -36.7%
Fest N.V. DIXONS CARPHONE PLC 0.57 2014-08-07 337  
Fest N.V. DIXONS CARPHONE PLC     421.5 25.1%

Fresco S.R.L. was short of both HMV Group and Hibu plc which both entered administration and Fest N.V. was previously short of Dixons Retail plc (now part of Dixons Carphone plc).

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