Sell Another Third of Shift4 Payments (FOUR)
This bulletin concerns Shift4 (FOUR), which has been weakening of late but not cracking – until today, when a short seller effectively questioned the firm’s books, causing the stock to sink on heavy volume so far today.
Frankly, we’d be surprised if Shift4 was up to no good given that most big Wall Street houses follow the stock. It could be more about this washing machine-type market, as sellers swarm and then move on.
We are holding a two-thirds size position, having sold some a couple of months ago. And today we’ll sell one-third of what we have left and then see if today’s unwinding continues, or if the underlying growth story (which we think is intact) attracts investors. SELL ANOTHER THIRD, HOLD THE REST