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Top 30 shorted stocks

Top 30 shorted stocks

By Staff Journalist 16.10.2017


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 week we feature the top 30* shorted stocks on the ASX, compiled from data from ASIC. In the table below you will find the cumulative percentage of outstanding shorts for each stock. If you're interested in more information about each company, click here for share price charts, plus links to more charting and news. For the daily short sales (shorts for that day only, rather than cumulative outstanding shorts), please click here.

 

Company Code % of shorts
SYRAH RESOURCES  SYR  18.79
INDEPENDENCE GROUP  IGO  18.39
DOMINO'S DMP  15.31
JB HI-FI   JBH  14.80
WESTERN AREAS   WSA  14.38
OROCOBRE   ORE  14.21
RETAIL FOOD GROUP  RFG  13.23
HEALTHSCOPE  HSO  13.06
MYER HOLDINGS   MYR  11.99
SELECT HARVESTS  SHV  11.73
ARDENT LEISURE  AAD  11.59
GALAXY RESOURCES  GXY  10.87
APN OUTDOOR GRP  APO  10.70
ACONEX   ACX  10.69
HARVEY NORMAN  HVN  10.56
METCASH   MTS  9.40
RIO TINTO   RIO  9.05
MAYNE PHARMA   MYX  8.80
NEXTDC   NXT  8.41
NEWS CORP NWS  8.28
QUINTIS   QIN  8.23
FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL  FLT  7.73
GATEWAY LIFESTYLE GTY  7.62
VOCUS GROUP   VOC  7.43
AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS AHG  7.36
ISENTIA GROUP   ISD  7.31
TPG TELECOM   TPM  7.17
SARACEN MINERAL  SAR  7.17
BLACKMORES   BKL  7.11
SEEK   SEK  7.08

 

*TheBull used to feature the top 10 shorts, from August 28, 2017 we started featuring the top 30.

 

Disclaimer: No responsibility is accepted for any inaccuracies contained in the matter published. Shorted positions sourced from ASIC, TheBull is not responsible for the accuracy of the data. Charts as at close of last full day's trade. The publication of this data does not in any way constitute a recommendation on the part of TheBull.com.au. You should seek professional advice before making any investment decisions.



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