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Top 30 shorted stocks

Top 30 shorted stocks

By Staff Journalist 20.11.2017


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  21.24
INDEPENDENCE GROUP  IGO  19.75
DOMINO'S DMP  16.72
JB HI-FI JBH  15.60
HEALTHSCOPE HSO  14.63
RETAIL FOOD GROUP  RFG  12.37
WESTERN AREAS WSA  11.11
METCASH MTS  10.77
OROCOBRE ORE  10.69
ACONEX ACX  10.56
ARDENT LEISURE AAD  10.29
MYER  MYR  10.25
APN OUTDOOR  APO  10.17
HARVEY NORMAN  HVN  9.27
SELECT HARVESTS  SHV  9.09
MAYNE PHARMA MYX  9.08
HT&E HT1  8.89
RIO TINTO RIO  8.66
FLIGHT CENTRE  FLT  8.58
NEWS CORP NWS  8.56
JAPARA HEALTHCARE JHC  8.54
VOCUS GROUP VOC  8.50
QUINTIS QIN  8.36
GALAXY RESOURCES  GXY  8.19
NEXTDC NXT  8.13
TPG TELECOM TPM  7.82
NATIONAL STORAGE  NSR  7.20
GREENCROSS GXL  7.06
GATEWAY LIFESTYLE GTY  6.96
SEEK SEK  6.93

*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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