SingTel stock price collapsed amid short-selling attacks

Class is permanent, form is temporary. On 28 June 2018, SingTel stock price collapsed to 9-year low, falling to as low as $3.08. Amid attacks by short-sellers, SingTel stock price retreated to below the psychological level of $3.10. At the rate of decline, SingTel stock price seems destined to free fall to below the $3 mark.

The devastating decline in SingTel stock price would have caused massive paper losses for many wealth builders. Investors would know the theory of “be fearful when the market is full of greed and be greedy when the market is full of fear”. Now that the opportunity arises to invest in a blue chip, would you go for it?

The long-term fundamentals of this evergreen blue chip remain intact. Henceforth, the current bearish trend may provide a good opportunity for investors to accumulate at attractive price. But having said that, it is important to be wary of the movement of the big boys because you don’t want to incur losses when these whales flipped.

Perfect storm

It certainly seems that the bears are out in full force and hell-bent on sending SingTel stock price to the bottom, wiping off $8 billion worth of market capitalization from SingTel stock price. This resulted in the dividend yield of SingTel to be 5.65%. While it may be tempting for investors to buy SingTel stocks on the dip, it pays to be careful of the big whales’ movements.

As can be seen from the data below, troubles started brewing when short-sellers short sold $60 million worth of SingTel stocks in the week of 7 to 11 May 2018. That really ignited the slippery slope of value destruction. SingTel stock price started falling from $3.55 to the current $3.08.

Weekly Short Sell ReportShort Sell VolumeShort Sale Value
18 – 22 June 201839.1 million$124 million
11-15 June 201839.1 million$126 million
4 – 8 June 201816.9 million$55 million
28 May – 1 June 201823.6 million$78 million
21 – 25 May 201835.9 million$120 million
14 – 18 May 201832.8 million$114 million
7 – 11 May 201816.9 million$60 million
30 April – 4 May 201814.6 million$51 million


Target board for short-sellers

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2 thoughts on “SingTel stock price collapsed amid short-selling attacks

  • June 29, 2018 at 2:07 pm

    Thanks for a series of articles on the timely update of these telecom stocks.

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