Billionaire investor Carl Icahn began shorting GameStop during the height of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy around January of 2021.
Carl Icahn still holds a large short position in GME stock, according to people familiar with the matter.
Icahn started building the short position when GameStop was trading near its peak of $483 per share and still holds a large bet against the retailer’s shares, said people, asking not to be named due to the matter being private.
The billionaire investor who has added to his position from time to time is betting that GameStop’s stock isn’t trading on its fundamentals and will continue to fall, insiders said.
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Ryan Cohen Posts Picture with Carl Icahn
GameStop chairman Ryan Cohen posted a picture with Carl Icahn in October which many shareholders anticipated as bullish future news.
People began to speculate Carl Icahn was going to buy GameStop shares.
Little did shareholders know that the multi-billionaire investor has been betting against GameStop since the beginning of the ‘meme stock’ frenzy, per Bloomberg.
At the time of the photo, neither individual confirmed that Icahn would take a stake in the retailer.
In January 2021, Ryan Cohen was appointed Chairman of the video game retailer.
As of March 22, he owns a total of 36.4 million shares of GameStop through his investment firm, RC Ventures, making him the largest shareholder.
GameStop shares closed at $25.16 on Monday, down -8.84% on the day.
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