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June 9, 2021
(Reuters) -Shares of Clover Well being Investments Corp slid on Wednesday in seesaw buying and selling, a day after the brand new retail dealer favourite soared about 86%, the most recent meme inventory to hitch the frenzy that has captivated traders this yr.
The Medicare-backed insurance coverage vendor’s shares have been lately down round 7% at $20.54 after climbing to just about $29.
Clover Well being has been among the many most seen of recent meme shares widespread with retail traders on boards reminiscent of Reddit’s WallStreetBets. The brand new crop has shot greater in latest days following a resurgence in shares of online game retailer GameStop Corp and movie show firm AMC Leisure Holdings.
One recent identify becoming a member of the rally was jail operator Geo Group, whose shares jumped as a lot as 70% and have been up 46% on the day.
Meme shares have obtained $1.27 billion of retail inflows prior to now two weeks, in line with information from Vanda Analysis. That matches their peak in January, when a surge in shares of online game retailer GameStop pushed bearish traders to unwind quick positions, pushing the inventory worth nonetheless greater.
The group has seen bigger inflows than another sector, together with the S&P tech sector, Vanda’s information confirmed.
Clover Well being was probably the most mentioned inventory by far on WallStreetBets on Wednesday, in line with Swaggystocks.com.
Amongst different meme shares, AMC and safety options supplier BlackBerry’s U.S.-listing fell 7% and 5.7%, respectively. Shares of GameStop have been up 2.1%.
GameStop is to report quarterly outcomes after the bell, with a cult following of particular person traders who fueled its rally on the lookout for progress the turnaround.
Lordstown Motors Corp was down greater than 10%. A day earlier they tumbled 16.3% after a “going concern” warning.
The latest surge in some meme shares has spurred some hedge funds into utilizing choices to guess in opposition to them whereas capping danger, looking for to keep away from the destiny of Melvin Capital, which was hit onerous after betting in opposition to GameStop this yr.
Clover’s inventory has climbed about 25% year-to-date. In contrast, AMC shares are up round 2,300% whereas GameStop’s have gained some 1,530%.
(Reporting by Sagarika Jaisinghani and Aaron Saldanha in Bengaluru; Further reporting by Ira Iosebashvili in New York; Enhancing by Sriraj Kalluvila and David Gregorio)