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Stocks with the largest increase in demand to short last week

|Includes:ABAT, ATL, ATLC, AVNR, CAGC, Cascade Financial Corp. (CASB), CBPO, CCME, CFW, CONN, EDUC, FFHS, FMFC, IXN, JHTXQ, MEOH, NAVB, NYMX, PABK, PCY, QTWW, ROME, SHZ, SOMX, TCI, VGR

Many of the names on the list below should be familiar because they've been expensive to borrow for a while now.  However, as they continue to increase in cost-to-borrow, this indicates that the demand to short these stocks continues to outpace the available supply of shares to borrow.  Short sellers must be careful with short positions in such crowded trades.

Name Ticker Change in cost-to-borrow (bps)
CASCADE FINL CORP            CASB 3,626
CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC     CBPO 3,325
NYMOX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP    NYMX 2,391
VECTOR GROUP LTD             VGR  2,191
CHINA AGRITECH INC           CAGC 2,137
ADVANCED BATTERY TECHNOLOG I ABAT 2,111
METHANEX CORP                MEOH 2,080
HSW INTERNATIONAL INC        HSWI 1,975
POWERSHARES GLOBAL ETF TRUST PCY  1,882
NEOPROBE CORP                NEOP 1,647
QUANTUM FUEL SYS TECH WORLDW QTWW 1,636
CHINA MEDIAEXPRESS HLDGS INC CCME 1,604
ISHARES TR                   IXN  1,424
TIDELANDS BANCSHARES INC     TDBK 1,422
AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC   AVNR 1,361
ROME BANCORP INC NEW         ROME 1,356
CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES IN SHZ  1,295
WAKITA & CO        8125 1,272
KOKEN LTD          7963 1,187
BANK OF KOCHI LTD  8416 1,126
AMERICAN SPECTRUM REALTY INC AQQ  1,101
PAB BANKSHARES INC           PABK 1,093
ANOORAQ RES CORP             ANO  1,050
JACKSON HEWITT TAX SVCS INC  JTX  1,044
COMPUCREDIT HLDGS CORP       CCRT 1,014
MEIKO NETWORK JPN  4668 921
CONNS INC                    CONN 879
FIRST M & F CORP             FMFC 844
SRI SPORTS LIMITED 7825 837
MARCHE CORP        7524 830
ADTEC PLASMA TECHN NPV        6668 818
GRO-BELS CO LTD    3528 818
FISCO LTD TOKYO               3807 818
RION CO LTD        6823 818
PETROLIFERA PETE LTD         PDP.TSX 818
EDUCATIONAL DEV CORP         EDUC 813
VERISIGN JAPAN KK  3722 772
SUSSEX BANCORP               SBBX 764
TRANSCONTINENTAL RLTY INVS   TCI  760
KOGI CORPORATION   5603 749
FORMATION METALS INC NEW     FCO.TSX 747
JMS CO LTD         7702 740
VANTEC CORP        9382 726
SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC  SOMX 682
HORIZONS BETAPRO OIL BEAR ET HOD.TSX 676
FIRST FRANKLIN CORP          FFHS 674
DAI-DAN CO LTD               1980 637
CANO PETE INC                CFW  632
TL HOLDINGS CORP   3777 624