Major Hedge Fund Short Positions in UK, Denmark, and France

The latest short positions have been disclosed by various notable US and UK based hedge funds in equities of Denmark, France, and Netherlands.

In Denmark, David Einhorn’s Greenlight Capital has a significant short bet on 3.34 % of shares of FLSmidth & Co. A/S (CPH:FLS). A number of other funds are also shorting the stock of FLSmidth & Co; the company supplies construction and machinery materials. AQR Capital has a short position in 0.99 percent and Citadel Europe in 0.65 percent of FLSmidth & Co. A/S (CPH:FLS)’s outstanding shares.

Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS) is another shorting favorite with hedge funds. The Tiger cub, John Griffin of Blue Ridge Capital has a huge bet amounting to 4.47 percent of Vestas shares. Alden Global has a position in 1.89 percent of Vestas Wind Systems A/S (CPH:VWS). The stake has been increased from an initial 0.9 percent holding. UK based funds, Eton Park Intl has a bet on 2.14 percent, Sothic Capital in 1.85 percent, and Perella Weinberg Partners holds a short position in 0.76 percent of Vestas’ shares.

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Blue Ridge Capital also has a short in 1.82 percent shares of PANDORA A/S (CPH:PNDORA), a jewelry business, while AQR Capital is shorting Novozymes A/S (CPH:NZYM-B), a biotech company.

France

BNP Paribas SA (EPA:BNP) (PINK:BNPQY) holds a 0.7 percent short in Altran Technologies SA (EPA:ALT) (PINK:ALTKY). AKO Capital has a short bet on 0.95 percent of Bouygues SA (EPA:EN)

Highbridge Capital Management has a short position in 1.25 percent shares of Nexans SA (EPA:NEX) (PINK:NXPRF), a copper and fiber optics company. Oxford asset management is also betting on 0.7 percent of Nexans SA (EPA:NEX) (PINK:NXPRF). Moreover, Highbridge Capital Management has a short position in 0.5 percent of Peugeot SA (EPA:UG) (PINK:PEUGY).

Netherlands

Elliott Management is shorting AMG Advanced Metallurgical Group N.V. (AMS:AMG), the position amounts to 1.4 percent of the company’s shares. AKO Capital has a short position in 2.39 percent of CSM NV (AMS:CSM). GLG Partners has a net short position in 2.27 percent of SNS Reaal NV (AMS:SR).

D.E Shaw and BlackRock Asset Management are shorting Wereldhave NV (AMS:WHA), while Highbridge Capital has a short bet in ASM International NV (Amsterdam) (AMS:ASM).