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Performance update: start of 2017 top shorted London-listed shares – Carillion crashing edition

By Steve Moore | Thursday 13 July 2017


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Early this year we showed the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2017. Following the recent half-year and crash in the top one, Carillion (CLLN), how are they performing?

Name of Share Issuer Share price (p)
at end of 2016
Share price (p)
at close 12/07/2017
Performance
CARILLION PLC 235.8 57.2  -76%
OCADO GROUP PLC 263.8 274.1  4%
WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS 230.2 244.4  6%
TULLOW OIL PLC 311.9 152.2  -51%
MITIE GROUP PLC 225.1 275  22%
TELIT COMMUNICATIONS PLC 272.5 276  1%
AGGREKO PLC 915 846  -8%
SAINSBURY (J) PLC 249.7 244.5  -2%
WEIR GROUP PLC/THE  1882 1813  -4%
DEBENHAMS PLC 57.5 42.5  -26%
       
      -13%
       
FTSE 100 7,142.83 7,416.93 4%
FTSE 250 18,077.27 19,267.86 7%
FTSE ALL-SHARE 3,873.22 4,045.37 4%

 


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