Citron Research Exits GameStop Short Position, Says It Respects ‘Market’s Irrationality’

Well-known short-seller Citron Research announced Wednesday that it had closed its short position in the popular meme stock GameStop (NYSE: GME)

The firm’s founder, Andrew Left, recently revealed that he was once again betting against the company, albeit with a significantly smaller position compared to 2021 when he was forced to close his short position when the stock exploded due to a massive rally driven by retail traders.

Citron Research said on X, “It’s not because we believe in a turnaround for the company fundamentals will ever happen, but with $4 billion in the bank, they have enough runway to appease their cult like shareholders.” Left also told Reuters that Citron had closed the short position at a profit, but the publication noted that “he did not disclose the size.”

Following Citron’s announcement, GameStop’s stock experienced a notable decline, falling 17% on Wednesday afternoon. The move by the short seller appears to have had a significant impact on investor sentiment, as the stock had been on a roller coaster ride over the past 10 days, including a 23% increase on Tuesday. 

Despite the recent volatility, GameStop’s stock has gained 74% year-to-date, largely driven by the renewed interest from retail investors and the return of influential figures like Keith Gill, also known as “Roaring Kitty.”

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