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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, BSDM, HOKUQ, PNBC, CGA, LPHI, OSBC, GNI, ABAT, CPSL, ADY, IBNK, BKBK, RBCN, DARA, FFBH, LEI, ASTI, CASB, STSI, 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.


    NameTickerChange in cost-to-borrow (bps)
    DEARBORN BANCORP INC        DEAR52
    CENTRAL PAC FINL CORP       CPF 414
    NEOPROBE CORP               NEOP1,698
    EVERGREEN SOLAR INC         ESLR735
    CHINA MEDIAEXPRESS HLDGS INCCCME1,678
    YRC WORLDWIDE INC           YRCW225
    CHINA AGRITECH INC          CAGC1,395
    MACATAWA BK CORP            MCBC-1,335
    PAB BANKSHARES INC          PABK-345
    SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC SOMX1,541
    GREEN BANKSHARES INC        GRNB486
    ANCHOR BANCORP WIS INC      ABCW127
    RESVERLOGIX CORP            RVX.TSX280
    CHINA-BIOTICS INC           CHBT-342
    RADIENT PHARMACEUTICALS CORPRPC -143
    CONNS INC                   CONN1,170
    TELESTONE TECHNOLOGIES CORP TSTC-712
    CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES INSHZ 646
    PACIFIC ETHANOL INC         PEIX112
    CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC    CBPO3,049
    CASCADE BANCORP             CACB639
    QUANTUM FUEL SYS TECH WORLDWQTWW566
    ST JOE CO                   JOE 1,217
    ROYALE ENERGY INC           ROYL1,590
    BSD MED CORP DEL            BSDM-88
    HOKU CORP                   HOKU5
    PRINCETON NATL BANCORP INC  PNBC-595
    CHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE INC CGA -285
    LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC  LPHI-47
    ZENN MOTOR CO INC           ZNN.TSXV490
    OLD SECOND BANCORP INC ILL  OSBC35
    GREAT NORTHN IRON ORE PPTYS GNI 467
    ADVANCED BATTERY TECHNOLOG IABAT3,262
    CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC   CPSL167
    FEIHE INTL INC              ADY -264
    INTEGRA BK CORP             IBNK109
    BRITTON & KOONTZ CAP CORP   BKBK-1
    RUBICON TECHNOLOGY INC      RBCN-188
    HSW INTERNATIONAL INC       HSWI2,072
    DARA BIOSCIENCES INC        DARA-46
    FIRST FED BANCSHARES ARK    FFBH91
    LUCAS ENERGY INC            LEI 624
    ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES INASTI-42
    CASCADE FINL CORP           CASB-14,296
    STAR SCIENTIFIC INC         CIGX-131
    CELSION CORPORATION         CLSN189
    URANIUM ENERGY CORP         UEC -26
    WORLD HEART CORP            WHRT173
    CYBERDEFENDER CORP          CYDE207
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