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Easter 2017 update: Top shorted London-listed shares

Published 44 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, at the start of the year we showed the ten top shorted London-listed shares HERE. The following updates, showing those with a current reported short position of +7%...

If You Agree the Building Trade Will Boom, Here Are Three Firms to Look At

Published 80 days ago

Hello Share Trenders. I’m about 10% in cash at the mo. It’s out of the ordinary for me to have so much money not in shares, but even raving optimists have to take a bit of notice of the gloomsters who heavily outnumber me - many of which write on this glittering website. However, I have spent some of my cash reserve recently on shares in three companies in the house building game. You’ve probably read me being boringly bullish about this sector over the last year.

Top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017

Published 144 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following shows the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017...

Ocado - a compelling short

Published 394 days ago

Bears have a saying “never be short in company” but I have made an exception to this rule today and reopened a bear at 308p in Ocado (OCDO)  the second most shorted company on the market (after Carillion). 

The most shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2016...

Published 503 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the disclosed most shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2016...

The top 20 single net short positions in London - 17/04/2015

Published 766 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the 20 highest single net short positions and the changes (red if short increased, green if reduced) since a previous analysis HERE.

Changes in disclosable net short positions - week to 27/03/2015

Published 789 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details changes to net short positions in the last week (red if short increased, green if reduced)...

Table of most shorted shares in London - 20/03/2015

Published 793 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details the most shorted shares (by net short position %) and if this position has increased (red), reduced (green) or remained unchanged (black) since a previous analysis HERE.

Changes in disclosable net short positions - week to 20/03/2015

Published 795 days ago

From the FCA's spreadsheet of short positions required to be disclosed to it, the following details changes to net short positions in the last week (red if short increased, green if reduced)...

Balfour Beatty set for a slow recovery

Published 795 days ago

I was somewhat surprised to see the share price of Balfour Beatty (BBY) rise significantly off of the back of its final results yesterday. The UK based construction company had already issued several profit warnings during 2014, so it probably came as no real surprise to investors that it reported a £59 million loss for the year ending December 31 2014.

Balfour Beatty – agrees sale of Parsons Brinckerhoff despite dissenting argument

Published 997 days ago

key element of dispute in its rejection of advances from Carillion, Balfour Beatty (BBY) has announced the prospective sale of its professional services division, Parsons Brinckerhoff, to WSP Global Inc. for a cash consideration of $1,352.5 million (£820 million). I review in the following, with this set to see up to £200 million returned to shareholders in Balfour and the shares having nudged ahead to a current 243.60p in response.

Carillion plc – improved merger proposal put to Balfour Beatty, but not enough?

Published 1013 days ago

Carillion plc (CLLN), “following discussions with Balfour Beatty's major shareholders”, has offered improved prospective merger terms in an attempt to get the board of Balfour Beatty (BBY) to re-engage in discussions and agree to get a current 5pm Thursday deadline for Carillion to announce a firm intention or not to undertake a transaction extended. The following updates with Balfour having now rejected this.

Balfour Beatty & Carillion – another twist in the possible merger saga

Published 1021 days ago

Having previously concluded on the Balfour Beatty (BBY) and Carillion (CLLN) merger saga that ‘the potential synergies from a merger appeal to many investors, but with uncertainty as to whether a transaction can be resurrected and ahead of the results announcements later this month, it is a watching brief here for now’, the following updates with Balfour having now affirmed that it has rejected a revised proposal from Carillion and “lost confidence in the likely delivery of a successful transaction”. Carillion meanwhile is to “give further consideration to its position and will make a further announcement in due course”.

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