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Reviewed: Performance of the AIM shares shorted as at the start of 2016

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.


We recently detailed the shorted AIM shares (by net short position %) at the start of 2017. How did 2016's perform?

After a good 2015, not so well (those in bold are also on the 2017 list)...

Name of Share Issuer Share price (p)
at end of 2015
Share price (p)
at end of 2016
Performance
ASOS PLC 3451 4960 44%
TUNGSTEN CORP PLC 37.125 53 43%
TELIT COMMUNICATIONS PLC 213.5 272.5 28%
MAJESTIC WINE PLC 300 316.75 6%
ROCKHOPPER EXPLORATION PLC 27.75 22.875 -18%
CVS GROUP PLC 825 1100 33%
GW PHARMACEUTICALS PLC 396.5 now just NASDAQ  -
1SPATIAL PLC 4.875 1.875 -62%
MONITISE PLC 3 2.81 -6%
MYSALE GROUP PLC 45 110.9 146%
ADVANCED MEDICAL SOLUTIONS 181.25 221.5 22%
IQE PLC 17.5 37.75 116%
BLINKX PLC 17 38.5 126%
BOWLEVEN PLC 22.25 24.25 9%
FAROE PETROLEUM PLC 54.25 103.5 91%
CHARIOT OIL & GAS LTD 5.825 8.25 42%
FASTJET PLC 70.5 16.65 -76%
NEWRIVER RETAIL LTD 344.5 341 -1%
SCAPA GROUP PLC 215 335 56%
REGENERSIS PLC 181.5 234.575 29%
POLAR CAPITAL HOLDINGS PLC 406.375 300 -26%
REDDE PLC 206 163.25 -21%
AUGEAN PLC 53.25 57.9 9%
BOOHOO.COM PLC 37 135.6875 267%
UTILITYWISE PLC 175.25 198.1875 13%
      36%
       
FTSE AIM 100 3521.49 4070.96 16%
FTSE AIM ALL-SHARE 738.83 844.41 14%

 


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