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Surprisingly, not all stocks with high short interest (as percent of float) have high borrowing costs

|Includes:AIQ, ATPAQ, BBBB, BKSC, BPI, BYD, CACB, CACC, CAGC, CALM, CBEH, CBPO, CHBT, CIEN, CLDA, CMEDQ, COCO, CPF, CTCT, Dillard's Inc. (DDS), DGWIY, DSW, ENTR, HGG, HRBN, INWK, KW, LDK, LFT, LNET, LNG, MED, MNI, MNK, NILE, OUTR, PWER, RBCN, REN, S, SAH, SHZ, SODA, SYNA, TZOO, VECO, VRA, ZAGG

All of the following stocks have short interest greater than 30% of float (I got this data from Short Squeeze -- http://shortsqueeze.com/).

Many of the stocks, however, despite high short interest, are not expensive to borrow in the securities lending market.  For stocks with a high cost-to-borrow, it most likely will be impossible to get your broker to short them for you.  However, for those stocks that have a low borrowing cost (less than 100 bps), it may be possible to short.  And these stocks may offer good short selling opportunities. 

Security Name  Cost-to-borrow (in bps) 
DDS DILLARDS INC                                                                 53
CACC CREDIT ACCEP CORP MICH                                                                 55
AIQ ALLIANCE HEALTHCARE SRVCS IN                                                                 56
INWK INNERWORKINGS INC                                                                 60
CIEN CIENA CORP                                                                 61
CLDA CLINICAL DATA INC NEW                                                                 61
SAH SONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC                                                                 63
VRA VERA BRADLEY INC                                                                 64
KW KENNEDY-WILSON HLDGS INC                                                                 71
LFT LONGTOP FINL TECHNOLOGIES LT                                                                 71
SYNA SYNAPTICS INC                                                                 77
CTCT CONSTANT CONTACT INC                                                                 80
BYD BOYD GAMING CORP                                                                 82
DSW DSW INC                                                                 91
BBBB BLACKBOARD INC                                                              110
LNET LODGENET INTERACTIVE CORP                                                              122
TZOO TRAVELZOO INC                                                              133
CSTR COINSTAR INC                                                              135
MED MEDIFAST INC                                                              151
ENTR ENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS INC                                                              152
CALM CAL MAINE FOODS INC                                                              168
CMED CHINA MED TECHNOLOGIES INC                                                              230
LDK LDK SOLAR CO LTD                                                              266
VECO VEECO INSTRS INC DEL                                                              299
HGG HHGREGG INC                                                              302
NILE BLUE NILE INC                                                              322
LNG CHENIERE ENERGY INC                                                              380
HRBN HARBIN ELECTRIC INC                                                              386
MNI MCCLATCHY CO                                                              406
CLWR CLEARWIRE CORP NEW                                                              544
COCO CORINTHIAN COLLEGES INC                                                              593
DGW DUOYUAN GLOBAL WTR INC                                                              593
REN RESOLUTE ENERGY CORP                                                              619
SODA SODASTREAM INTERNATIONAL LTD                                                              770
ATPG ATP OIL & GAS CORP                                                              792
PWER POWER ONE INC NEW                                                              952
CADX CADENCE PHARMACEUTICALS INC                                                           1,147
BPI BRIDGEPOINT ED INC                                                           1,155
ZAGG ZAGG INCORPORATED                                                           1,216
BKS BARNES & NOBLE INC                                                           1,312
MHR MAGNUM HUNTER RES CORP DEL                                                           1,402
CBEH CHINA INTEGRATED ENERGY INC                                                           2,535
RBCN RUBICON TECHNOLOGY INC                                                           2,758
CACB CASCADE BANCORP                                                           5,179
CHBT CHINA-BIOTICS INC                                                           7,320
CBPO CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC                                                        10,920
SHZ CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES IN                                                        15,405
CAGC CHINA AGRITECH INC                                                        15,748
CPF CENTRAL PAC FINL CORP                                                        18,974