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

By Steve Moore | Tuesday 12 January 2016


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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...

Net Short Position (%) Name of Share Issuer End 2015 Share Price (p)
17.17 CARILLION PLC 302.9
11.61 WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS 148.2
11.13 SAINSBURY (J) PLC 258.8
10.72 OCADO GROUP PLC 304.1
8.64 ASHMORE GROUP PLC 256.4
8.53 HOME RETAIL GROUP 99.55
8.19 PETROFAC LTD 796
7.86 NANOCO GROUP PLC 57.5
7.71 TULLOW OIL PLC 165.7
7.67 HANSTEEN HOLDINGS PLC 115.1
6.94 LANCASHIRE HOLDINGS LTD 628
6.77 DIALIGHT PLC 450
6.23 ASOS PLC 3451
5.95 AGGREKO PLC 914
5.83 ADMIRAL GROUP PLC 1659
5.82 MARSTON'S PLC 166.5
5.64 WH SMITH PLC 1769
5.47 MITIE GROUP PLC 311


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  1. filthy lucre

    Some absolute howlers in there. Morrisons……….
    Home Retail……….two of the biggest shorts

    ASOS and Admiral are doing fine aren’t they? (these are just the ones I follow, and know their charts without reference)

    Looks to me like it is easier to make money out of investment,
    rather than trying to screw U.K. companies by following the hedge fund spivs.


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