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Top 10 shorted stocks

 Top 10 shorted stocks

Each day we feature the top 10 shorted stocks on the ASX.

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By Expert Panel 17.05.2012

The technique of profiting from a price fall is called short-selling, otherwise known as “shorting,” “to go short” or simply “short.” Basically, short-selling is the reverse of how we’re traditionally taught to invest, to buy at the lowest possible price and sell at the highest. When shorting, you aim to jump in at a high and out at a low – with the sequence of events also in reverse, since you sell first and buy back afterwards. Indeed, as confusing as it sounds, this involves selling something that you don’t already own.

Each day we feature the top 10 shorted stocks on the ASX. In the table below you will find the percentage of each stock shorted and the previous day's percentage. If you're interested in more information about each company, further down we have 1-year share price charts, plus links to more charting and news.

 Company Stock Code
 % of shorts
 JB Hi FiJBH23.64
 iShares Sml Ords
ISO12.66
 Carsales.com
CRZ
11.40
 Flight Centre
FLT11.37
 Cochlear
COH10.85
 Fairfax
FXJ10.59
 Lynas Corp
LYC9.67
 Myer
MYR9.35
 David Jones
DJS
8.61
 Echo Entertainment
EGP8.41

 

1. JB Hi Fi (JBH)

CHART 

Stock code: JBH

Charts: JB Hi Fi Limited

More news: JB Hi Fi Limited

 

2. iShares Small Ords ETF (ISO)

CHART 

Stock code: ISO

Charts: iShares Small Ords ETF Limited

More news: iShares Small Ords ETF Limited

 

3. Carsales.com (CRZ)

CHART 

Stock code: CRZ

Charts: Carsales.com

More news: Carsales.com

 

4. Flight Centre (FLT)

CHART 

Stock code: FLT

Charts: Flight Centre Limited

More news: Flight Centre Limited

 

5. Cochlear (COH)

CHART 

Stock code: COH

Charts: Cochlear Limited

More news: Cochlear Limited

 

6. Fairfax (FXJ)

CHART 

Stock code: FXJ

Charts: Fairfax Limited

More news: Fairfax Limited

 

7. Lynas (LYC)

CHART 

Stock code: LYC

Charts: Lynas Limited

More news: Lynas Limited

 

8. Myer (MYR)

CHART 

Stock code: MYR

Charts: Myer Limited

More news: Myer Limited

 

9. David Jones (DJS)

CHART 

Stock code: DJS

Charts: David Jones Limited

More news: David Jones Limited 

 

10. Echo Entertainment (EGP)

CHART 

Stock code: EGP

Charts: Echo Entertainment Limited

More news: Echo Entertainment Limited

 


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Shorted positions information from ASIC. Charts as at close of last full day's trade.

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