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Reviewed: Performance of the most shorted London-listed shares as at the start of 2016

By Steve Moore | Friday 6 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 showed the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017. How did 2016's perform?

After a decent 2015 for the shorts, they failed to outperform last year (those in bold are also on the 2017 'top ten' list)...

Name of Share Issuer Share price (p)
at end of 2015
Share price (p)
at end of 2016
Performance
CARILLION PLC 302.9 235.8 -22%
WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS 148.2 230.2 55%
SAINSBURY (J) PLC 258.8 249.7 -4%
OCADO GROUP PLC 304.1 263.8 -13%
ASHMORE GROUP PLC 256.4 283 10%
HOME RETAIL GROUP 99.55 171.5 72%
PETROFAC LTD 796 870.5 9%
NANOCO GROUP PLC 57.5 45.125 -22%
TULLOW OIL PLC 165.7 311.9 88%
HANSTEEN HOLDINGS PLC 115.1 113 -2%
LANCASHIRE HOLDINGS LTD 628 694.5 11%
DIALIGHT PLC 450 800 78%
ASOS PLC 3451 4960 44%
AGGREKO PLC 914 915 0%
ADMIRAL GROUP PLC 1659 1818 10%
MARSTON'S PLC 166.5 135.8 -18%
WH SMITH PLC 1769 1557 -12%
MITIE GROUP PLC 311 225.1 -28%
      14%
       
FTSE 100 6242.32 7142.83 14%
FTSE 250 17429.82 18077.27 4%
FTSE ALL-SHARE 3444.26 3873.22 12%

 


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