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Top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017

By Steve Moore | Thursday 5 January 2017


Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from ShareProphets). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.


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.

Net Short Position (%) Name of Share Issuer End 2016 Share Price (p)
21.26 CARILLION PLC 235.8
16.56 OCADO GROUP PLC 263.8
15.87 WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS 230.2
13.76 TULLOW OIL PLC 311.9
13.74 MITIE GROUP PLC 225.1
10.18 TELIT COMMUNICATIONS PLC 272.5
7.65 AGGREKO PLC 915
7.30 SAINSBURY (J) PLC 249.7
7.17 WEIR GROUP PLC/THE 1882
7.05 DEBENHAMS PLC 57.5


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