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Top 30 shorted stocks

Top 30 shorted stocks

By Staff Journalist 16.04.2018


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  21.63
JB HI-FI   JBH  16.82
DOMINO'S DMP  16.42
GALAXY RESOURCES  GXY  14.90
HEALTHSCOPE .  HSO  14.09
VOCUS GROUP   VOC  12.30
INDEPENDENCE GROUP  IGO  11.86
NANOSONICS   NAN  11.68
MYER HOLDINGS   MYR  11.26
RETAIL FOOD GROUP  RFG  11.15
MAYNE PHARMA   MYX  11.04
HT&E   HT1  10.81
APN OUTDOOR   APO  10.42
OROCOBRE   ORE  10.37
AUSTRALIAN AG AAC  10.24
NEWS CORP NWS  9.86
FLIGHT CENTRE   FLT  8.87
ARDENT LEISURE AAD  8.62
PILBARA MIN   PLS  8.41
QUINTIS   QIN  8.39
BWX   BWX  8.38
HARVEY NORMAN  HVN  8.30
METCASH   MTS  8.07
AFTERPAY TOUCH  APT  8.06
TASSAL GROUP   TGR  7.70
GENWORTH MORTGAGE  GMA  7.50
BAPCOR   BAP  7.16
INVOCARE   IVC  6.99
BEGA CHEESE   BGA  6.97
G8 EDUCATION  GEM  6.89

 

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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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