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Top 30 shorted stocks

Top 30 shorted stocks

By Staff Journalist 15.01.2018


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  20.05
INDEPENDENCE GROUP  IGO  17.17
DOMINO'S DMP  16.09
JB HI-FI JBH  15.80
HEALTHSCOPE  HSO  13.49
RETAIL FOOD GROUP  RFG  12.26
APN OUTDOOR   APO  9.38
HT&E HT1  9.38
FLIGHT CENTRE 
FLT  9.28
HARVEY NORMAN  HVN  9.15
MYER HOLDINGS MYR  9.14
WESTERN AREAS WSA  9.03
VOCUS GROUP VOC  8.78
ARDENT LEISURE AAD  8.64
GREENCROSS GXL  8.61
METCASH MTS  8.47
NEWS CORP NWS  8.35
QUINTIS QIN  8.22
MAYNE PHARMA MYX  8.12
GALAXY RESOURCES  GXY  7.64
AUSTRALIAN AGRICULT AAC  7.58
TPG TELECOM TPM  7.32
NEXTDC NXT  7.09
OROCOBRE ORE  6.78
BAPCOR BAP  6.66
SELECT HARVESTS  SHV  6.60
GATEWAY LIFESTYLE  GTY  6.34
ISENTIA GROUP ISD  6.12
BENDIGO AND ADELAIDE  BEN  6.02
JAPARA HEALTHCARE   JHC  6.01

 

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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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