Lansdowne UK Equity Fund Reduced its EADS Short $EAD $BA $ALU

The publication of the short positions for EADS shows that Lansdowne UK Equity Fund Limited reduced its net short position in EADS to 0.797% of issued share capital on September 13, 2011 from 0.887% on September 12, 2011. Lansdowne UK Equity Fund was previously holding a net short position in 0.902% of issued share capital of EADS on August 30th. Interestingly Jim Chanos was on CNBC this week and revealed that he is shorting EADS. He thinks the company will be negatively affected because its expenses are in Euros whereas its revenues are in U.S. Dollars. Chanos is hedging his EAD short by a long position in Boeing (BA).

Jim Chanos puppeteer

Alcatel Lucent (ALU)

The latest publication of short positions for Alcatel Lucent shows that Citadel Global Equities Master Fund Ltd has started again to gradually increase its net short position for Alcatel Lucent.

The detailed transactions of Citadel Global Equities Master Fund Ltd on Alcatel Lucent are below:

Net short position in % of issued share capital                 Date

1.002                                                                                 13/09/2011

0.987                                                                                  12/09/2011

1.035                                                                                  02/09/2011

0.986                                                                                   01/09/2011