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Reddit Ignites Mall Stock and Fund Cashes Out $500 Million

  • Ontario Teachers’ fund, 16.4% owner of Macerich, sells it all
  • Reddit seizes on struggling REIT for potential short squeeze
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The largest shareholder in mall owner Macerich Co. sold its entire holding for nearly $500 million when the stock soared after being touted on Reddit.

Ontario Teachers’ Pension Plan sold 24.56 million shares on Wednesday at an average price of $20.25 a share, according to details in an amended 13D. The Canadian fund had owned 16.4% of the company, according to data complied by Bloomberg.