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  • Top 50 most expensive stocks to short 0 comments
    Mar 18, 2011 9:02 AM | about stocks: DEAR, CPF, NAVB, ESLRQ, CCME, YRCW, CAGC, MCBC, PABK, SOMX, GRNB, ABCW, CHBT, RXPC, CONN, TSTC, SHZ, PEIX, CBPO, CACB, QTWW, JOE, ROYL, PRSN, HOKUQ, PNBC, CGA, LPHI, OSBC, GNI, ABAT, CPSL, ADY, IBNK, BKBK, RBCN, MTP, FFBH, LEI, ASTI, CASB, RCPI, CLSN, UEC, WH

    Below is a list of the 50 most expensive stocks to short as of March 17, ranked in descending cost.  The stocks are expensive to short because they are expensive to borrow in the securities lending market.

    The right-hand column is the change in cost-to-borrow over the prior week.


    Name Ticker Change in cost-to-borrow (bps)
    DEARBORN BANCORP INC         DEAR 52
    CENTRAL PAC FINL CORP        CPF  414
    NEOPROBE CORP                NEOP 1,698
    EVERGREEN SOLAR INC          ESLR 735
    CHINA MEDIAEXPRESS HLDGS INC CCME 1,678
    YRC WORLDWIDE INC            YRCW 225
    CHINA AGRITECH INC           CAGC 1,395
    MACATAWA BK CORP             MCBC -1,335
    PAB BANKSHARES INC           PABK -345
    SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC  SOMX 1,541
    GREEN BANKSHARES INC         GRNB 486
    ANCHOR BANCORP WIS INC       ABCW 127
    RESVERLOGIX CORP             RVX.TSX 280
    CHINA-BIOTICS INC            CHBT -342
    RADIENT PHARMACEUTICALS CORP RPC  -143
    CONNS INC                    CONN 1,170
    TELESTONE TECHNOLOGIES CORP  TSTC -712
    CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES IN SHZ  646
    PACIFIC ETHANOL INC          PEIX 112
    CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC     CBPO 3,049
    CASCADE BANCORP              CACB 639
    QUANTUM FUEL SYS TECH WORLDW QTWW 566
    ST JOE CO                    JOE  1,217
    ROYALE ENERGY INC            ROYL 1,590
    BSD MED CORP DEL             BSDM -88
    HOKU CORP                    HOKU 5
    PRINCETON NATL BANCORP INC   PNBC -595
    CHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE INC  CGA  -285
    LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC   LPHI -47
    ZENN MOTOR CO INC            ZNN.TSXV 490
    OLD SECOND BANCORP INC ILL   OSBC 35
    GREAT NORTHN IRON ORE PPTYS  GNI  467
    ADVANCED BATTERY TECHNOLOG I ABAT 3,262
    CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC    CPSL 167
    FEIHE INTL INC               ADY  -264
    INTEGRA BK CORP              IBNK 109
    BRITTON & KOONTZ CAP CORP    BKBK -1
    RUBICON TECHNOLOGY INC       RBCN -188
    HSW INTERNATIONAL INC        HSWI 2,072
    DARA BIOSCIENCES INC         DARA -46
    FIRST FED BANCSHARES ARK     FFBH 91
    LUCAS ENERGY INC             LEI  624
    ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES IN ASTI -42
    CASCADE FINL CORP            CASB -14,296
    STAR SCIENTIFIC INC          CIGX -131
    CELSION CORPORATION          CLSN 189
    URANIUM ENERGY CORP          UEC  -26
    WORLD HEART CORP             WHRT 173
    CYBERDEFENDER CORP           CYDE 207
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