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Top 30 shorted stocks

Top 30 shorted stocks

By Staff Journalist 13.08.2018


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.

 

CompanyCode% of shorts
SYRAH RESOURCES ORDINARYSYR19.45
JB HI-FI LIMITED ORDINARYJBH19.18
GALAXY RESOURCES ORDINARYGXY16.88
OROCOBRE LIMITED ORDINARYORE15.36
DOMINO PIZZA ENTERPR ORDINARYDMP15.21
INGHAMS GROUP ORDINARYING13.09
METCASH LIMITED ORDINARYMTS11.82
MYER HOLDINGS LTD ORDINARYMYR11.54
GREENCROSS LIMITED ORDINARYGXL11.25
VOCUS GROUP LTD ORDINARYVOC10.5
HARVEY NORMAN ORDINARYHVN10.25
AUSTRALIAN AGRICULT. ORDINARYAAC9.23
G8 EDUCATION LIMITED ORDINARYGEM9.2
IOOF HOLDINGS LTD ORDINARYIFL9.18
NEWS CORP.. B VOTING CDINWS8.96
NANOSONICS LIMITED ORDINARYNAN8.83
CSR LIMITED ORDINARYCSR8.82
INDEPENDENCE GROUP ORDINARYIGO8.74
BINGO INDUSTRIES LTD ORDINARYBIN8.57
NUFARM LIMITED ORDINARYNUF8.53
INVOCARE LIMITED ORDINARYIVC8.49
QUINTIS LTD ORDINARYQIN8.34
HT&E LIMITED ORDINARYHT17.79
SANDFIRE RESOURCES ORDINARYSFR7.7
METALS X LIMITED ORDINARYMLX7.66
GENWORTH MORTGAGE ORDINARYGMA7.13
TECHNOLOGY ONE ORDINARYTNE7
NATIONAL STORAGE STAPLEDNSR6.94
BWX LIMITED ORDINARYBWX6.9
KAROON GAS AUSTRALIA ORDINARYKAR6.87
  
 
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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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