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Performance update: start of 2018 top shorted London-listed shares – market, Carillion & IQE crashing edition

By Steve Moore | Saturday 10 February 2018


 


Early this year we showed the ten top shorted London-listed shares at the start of 2018. Following the recent 'crash', how's performance?

Materially worse than the markets are Provident Financial (PFG), ('unlucky' again Neil!), and Debenhams (DEB). However, the overall performance is somewhat dominated by the demise of Carillion. Without the latter, the overall performance actually lags the markets (though a further two positions I noted warranted a mention are -27% (IQE plc, (IQE)) and -6% (Pets at Home (PETS))... 

Name of Share Issuer End 2017 Share Price (p) Share price (p) at close 09/02/2018 Performance
CARILLION PLC 17.25 0 -100%
OCADO GROUP PLC 397.1 462.5 16%
DEBENHAMS PLC 34.75 29.075 -16%
PREMIER OIL PLC 76.25 72.65 -5%
WM MORRISON SUPERMARKETS 219.9 216.7 -1%
TELIT COMMUNICATIONS PLC 150 162 8%
SAINSBURY (J) PLC 241.4 244.9 1%
MARKS & SPENCER GROUP PLC 314.8 286.1 -9%
PROVIDENT FINANCIAL PLC 898 682.4 -24%
AGGREKO PLC 799 762.4 -5%
      -13%
       
FTSE 100 7,687.77 7,092.43 -8%
FTSE 250 20,726.26 19,217.49 -7%
FTSE ALL-SHARE 4,221.82 3,902.85 -8%


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