Jamie Carr Columnist

The champagne corks will be popping like a 21-gun salute for investors in Beyond Meat’s early May Nasdaq IPO, with the shares they had bought for $25 closing at an eye-watering $138 on Friday.

The short sellers have started to raise the speculative eyebrow, with one tweeting that the hype has become "beyond stupid". But the story has captivated retail investors, who appear to be driving demand for the stock.

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