The Short Report

Weekly Reports | Apr 18 2019


The Short Report draws upon data provided by the Australian Securities & Investment Commission (ASIC) to highlight significant weekly moves in short positions registered on stocks listed on the Australian Securities Exchange (ASX). Short positions in exchange-traded funds (ETF) and non-ordinary shares are not included. Short positions below 5% are not included in the table below but may be noted in the accompanying text if deemed significant.

Please take note of the Important Information provided at the end of this report. Percentage amounts in this report refer to percentage of ordinary shares on issue.

Stock codes highlighted in green have seen their short positions reduce in the week by an amount sufficient to move them into a lower percentage bracket. Stocks highlighted in red have seen their short positions increase in the week by an amount sufficient to move them into a higher percentage bracket. Moves in excess of one percentage point or more are discussed in the Movers & Shakers report below.


Week ending April 11, 2019

Last week saw the ASX200 hit a bottom below 6200 before chopping its way back again.

Again there was not a lot of movement in short position last week, as the table below indicates, with most moves representing slight bracket creep.

The two exceptions are Inghams Group ((ING)), the shorts in which fell to 15.4% from the prior week’s table-topping 17.4%, and Bank of Queensland, which saw its shorts rise to 9.1% from 8.0%.

See below.

Weekly short positions as a percentage of market cap:

GXY   17.3
SYR    16.7
JBH     15.5
ING     15.4
NXT    14.8
NUF    14.4
BAL    12.0
MTS    11.7
ORE    11.6
BWX   10.9
SDA    10.7

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