Ihor Dusaniwsky said in a tweet the short interest in the Canadian cannabis company at this time is worth $385 million and the number of shares shorted stands at 3.57 million, accounting for 34.63% of the bloat.
$TLRY short interest is $385 mm, 3.57 mm shares shorted, 34.63% of float. #Tilray shares shorted decreased by 45k over the last week, in no way a short squeeze as the stock was down 7% & shorts were up $128 million in mark-to-market profits. Borrow costs cheaper @ 50% to 70% fee. pic.twitter.com/e7RTrySMne— Ihor Dusaniwsky (@ihors3) 26 de setembre de 2018
Dusaniwsky said the fall in the number of shares shorted is “in no way a short squeeze as the stock was down 7% and shorts were up $128 million in mark-to-market profits.”
Borrowing costs are now ranging from 50% to 70% fee, compared with the 500%-700% fee levels at the height of the rally in the stock last week when the share price charged to an all-time peak of $300.
Tilray is a Canadian cannabis company where market bulls and bears are battling it out, with the bulls pointing to the upcoming legalization of cannabis in Canada and short sellers claiming the stock is overvalued.
Shares were trading 4.34% higher at $112.56 late on Wednesday.