5 Most Shorted FTSE All-Share Stocks

It's almost a year since Carillion collapsed and rewarded its many short-sellers. We profile the five stocks that hedge funds are shorting most today

David Brenchley 8 January, 2019 | 7:24AM
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Marks & Spencer, short selling, Carillion, Debenhams

Next week will mark a year since outsourcer Carillion went into liquidation, costing tens of thousands of jobs, and millions of pounds in investors' and debtors' cash.

But the collapse provided a huge boon for hedge funds that had been savvy enough to short the troubled firm. Shorting is borrowing stock today in order to buy it back at a lower price at a future date – profiting from a share price fall.

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Securities Mentioned in Article

Security NamePriceChange (%)Morningstar
Arrow Electronics Inc113.23 USD-1.80Rating
Fidelity Special Values Ord300.00 GBX0.33
Invesco Perpetual UK Smaller Ord598.00 GBX-4.78
Marks & Spencer Group PLC182.40 GBX0.11Rating
Ocado Group PLC1,700.00 GBX-3.90Rating
Plus500 Ltd1,380.00 GBX-0.33
The Kroger Co40.94 USD0.17Rating
Ultra Electronics Holdings PLC3,200.00 GBX1.91

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