HMV is one of the most shorted stocks in history

By January 28, 2007Business models, Music

I wrote about the decline of record shops last week in The long tail theory is playing out well for music lovers and today the Sunday Times reported in HMV is ‘going to the dogs’ that

HMV, the high-street music retailer, has become one of the most “shorted” UK stocks of all time.   Almost 24% of HMV’s stock is now being borrowed as traders stake nearly £130m on the chance that its share price is about to fall.

HMV is a leading UK CD and DVD retailer.

  • Think the brains behind HMV wish they had taken Permira off now? It’s a shame, they have one of the strongest brands if only they had moved online sooner and stronger.

  • Think the brains behind HMV wish they had taken Permira off now? It’s a shame, they have one of the strongest brands if only they had moved online sooner and stronger.

  • They should announce an online music sales play…that would cause havoc 😉

  • They should announce an online music sales play…that would cause havoc 😉

  • Edwin Woodward

    very helpful article

  • very helpful article