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Top 30 shorted stocks

Top 30 shorted stocks

By Staff Journalist 18.09.2017


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  19.54
OROCOBRE   ORE  16.98
WESTERN AREAS   WSA  15.35
MYER HOLDINGS   MYR  15.28
INDEPENDENCE GROUP  IGO  15.02
SELECT HARVESTS  SHV  13.37
RETAIL FOOD GROUP  RFG  13.13
JB HI-FI   JBH  13.10
DOMINO'S DMP  12.91
ARDENT LEISURE AAD  12.01
GALAXY RESOURCES  GXY  11.27
ACONEX   ACX  11.14
HARVEY NORMAN  HVN  10.81
MAYNE PHARMA   MYX  10.42
METCASH   MTS  10.29
HEALTHSCOPE  HSO  9.68
ISENTIA GROUP   ISD  9.65
APN OUTDOOR GRP  APO  8.99
GATEWAY LIFESTYLE GTY  8.95
NEXTDC   NXT  8.51
QUINTIS   QIN  8.36
RIO TINTO   RIO  7.84
JAPARA HEALTHCARE JHC  7.82
AUTOMOTIVE HOLDINGS AHG  7.75
GREENCROSS   GXL  7.66
BLACKMORES   BKL  7.59
VOCUS GROUP   VOC  7.45
TPG TELECOM   TPM  7.38
FLIGHT CENTRE TRAVEL  FLT  7.25
VIRTUS HEALTH   VRT  7.13

 

*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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