Shorts Hurt As Lifelock Inc (LOCK) Soars 37% On FTC News

Shorts Hurt As Lifelock Inc (LOCK) Soars 37% On FTC News

Whitney Tilson on Lifelock soaring 38% after announcing settlement with FTC and strong earnings. Excerpted from an email Tilson sent to investors last night (right now the stock is up 37% in pre-market trading).

Lifelock is a popular short (16% short interest) that really worked (I was short it until I did my mass-cover a year ago) – but they just announced strong earnings and a settlement with the FTC, which has sent the stock soaring 38% after hours.

It’s a good lesson on sticking around too long on the short side – and also the perils of being short: a) high-cash flow generative businesses; b) stocks that are cheap based on traditional valuation metrics; and/or c) situations that depend on regulators taking strong action (sometimes they do, sometimes they don’t).

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That’s not to say such shorts can’t work – I’ve made a ton on WRLD this year and remain short WRLD plus HLF right now, despite these three things being true – but there’s risk…


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