Bank of America ha  recortado a sus bonos, por lo que las malas noticias siguen presionando a la baja las acciones del grupo, lo que ha obligado a la CNMV de Portugal a prohibir los cortos por un día en el grupo. Aquí tienen el texto en inglés explicando la medida:
 Temporary prohibition of short selling in shares issued by Banco Espírito Santo, S.A. (ISIN: PTBES0AM0007) and of Espírito Santo Financial Group, S.A. (ISIN: LU0011904405), pursuant to Article 23 of the Regulation (EU) of the European Parliament and of the Council no. 236 of 14 March 2012

HAVING REGARD TO Article 23 of the above-mentioned Regulation (EU) no. 236/2012, which sets forth the power to temporarily restrict the short selling of financial instruments in the case of a significant fall in price;

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT the price threshold to the exercise of the powers referred to in the previous paragraph is a fall of 10% or more in the relevant share price during a single trading day;

TAKING INTO ACCOUNT THAT the decline in the relevant share prices in relation to the closing price on the previous trading day amounted to: Banco Espírito Santo, S.A., 16,50%, e do Espírito Santo Financial Group, S.A., 19,08%; and

CONSIDERING THAT the fluctuation of the prices of the shares cannot exclude the occurrence of a downward speculation phenomena;

THE CMVM RESOLVES:

1. The prohibition of short selling in the shares of Banco Espírito Santo, S.A. (ISIN: PTBES0AM0007) e do Espírito Santo Financial Group, S.A. (ISIN: LU0011904405) on Euronext Lisbon, a regulated market organized and managed by Euronext Lisbon - Sociedade Gestora de Mercados Regulamentados S.A., under Article 23 of the above-mentioned Regulation, taking effect from 0.00 a.m. to 11.59 p.m. of 1 July, 2014.

Pursuant to Article 23(3), the above-mentioned prohibition does not apply to the activity of market making, as defined by Article 2(1)(k) of the aforementioned Regulation.