I see that T Rowe Price now owns 17% of IQE, but has lent out 4.75%. The amount it has lent out reduced from 5% to 4.75% on 25 July 2019. see https://www.voxmarkets.co.uk/rns/announcement/6f11c0e6-1401-419b-b9c5-e19356c177fc/
On 24 July, Coltrane Asset Management, L.P. increased its short position from 4.10% to 4.33%.
So will someone who is short be squeezed, as you cannot short a stock unless someone agrees to lend the share?
I read this as T Rowe is a long term holder of IQE, but happy ...
IQE is one of the most shorted shares on the stock market, so it is quite important to know who owns the shares and who is short.
However, individual shareholders' rights are lost via the nominee system. IQE reporting is an example. Hargreaves Lansdown, Interactive Investor and Barclays own 6.5%, 4% and 4% respectively of IQE (i.e. 15% in total), according to Cannacord Genuity, who provide the data for the IQE annual report, which states:
Substantial interests in shares
As at 28 February ...