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Top 50 most expensive stocks to short

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