Week ending July 23, 2020
Last week saw the ASX200 fail to put together two consecutive sessions in one direction and despite the volatility, it ended back at the beginning.
Kirkland has appeared at the top of the table before, and last week reappeared at 10.9% shorted from oblivion. The Canada-based miner is listed in all of Toronto, New York and Australia, and as such these seemingly bizarre moves most likely reflect geographical share price arbitrage and nothing more, and to that end can be ignored.
Otherwise, little action at the top of the table, and really only a bit of shuffling around at the low end, as has been the trend in recent weeks. Outside of Kirkland, only one stock saw a short position change of one percentage point or more.
Biotech Mesoblast ((MSB)) has a drug that may be effective in treating children with covid on top of other pre-existing conditions. Any vaccine/treatment hopeful globally has seen volatile times in share markets of late. Mesoblast shorts fell to 5.1% from 6.1% last week.
For the record, aerial photomapping company Nearmap ((NEA)) enjoyed a 14% one-day share price spike last week on no new news (following a big run up for the Nasdaq), but scared away only a handful of shorters in falling to 7.8% from 8.4%.
Lynas Corp ((LYC)) received a payment from the US government this week to progress a rare earth processing facility, but last week dropped out of the 5% table from 5.2%.
No Movers & Shakers this week.
Weekly short positions as a percentage of market cap:
In: KLA Out: WEB
In: ORE Out: NEA
NEA, BOQ, Z1P, GXY
Out: ORE, FXL
FLT, FNP, MTS, JBH, FXL, PPT, SGM, PGH, IVC, CTD, ALG
In: FXL, FLT, IVC, CTD, ALG Out: SUL, MSB
SUL, CLH, PLS, BIN, IFL, SEK, SXL, MSB, BUB, PNV
In: SUL, MSB, PNV Out: FLT, ALG, IVC, CTD, LYC, AMA
Movers & Shakers
ASX20 Short Positions (%)
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