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  • Surprisingly, not all stocks with high short interest (as percent of float) have high borrowing costs 0 comments
    Apr 12, 2011 10:01 AM | about stocks: DDS, CACC, AIQ, INWK, CIEN, CLDA, SAH, VRA, KW, LFT, SYNA, CTCT, BYD, DSW, BBBB, LNET, TZOO, OUTR, MED, ENTR, CALM, CMEDQ, LDK, VECO, HGG, NILE, LNG, HRBN, MNI, S, COCO, DGWIY, REN, SODA, ATPAQ, PWER, MNK, BPI, ZAGG, BKS, MHR, CBEH, RBCN, CACB, CHBT, CBPO, SHZ, CAGC, CPF

    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. 

    SecurityName Cost-to-borrow (in bps) 
    DDSDILLARDS INC                                                                53
    CACCCREDIT ACCEP CORP MICH                                                                55
    AIQALLIANCE HEALTHCARE SRVCS IN                                                                56
    INWKINNERWORKINGS INC                                                                60
    CIENCIENA CORP                                                                61
    CLDACLINICAL DATA INC NEW                                                                61
    SAHSONIC AUTOMOTIVE INC                                                                63
    VRAVERA BRADLEY INC                                                                64
    KWKENNEDY-WILSON HLDGS INC                                                                71
    LFTLONGTOP FINL TECHNOLOGIES LT                                                                71
    SYNASYNAPTICS INC                                                                77
    CTCTCONSTANT CONTACT INC                                                                80
    BYDBOYD GAMING CORP                                                                82
    DSWDSW INC                                                                91
    BBBBBLACKBOARD INC                                                             110
    LNETLODGENET INTERACTIVE CORP                                                             122
    TZOOTRAVELZOO INC                                                             133
    CSTRCOINSTAR INC                                                             135
    MEDMEDIFAST INC                                                             151
    ENTRENTROPIC COMMUNICATIONS INC                                                             152
    CALMCAL MAINE FOODS INC                                                             168
    CMEDCHINA MED TECHNOLOGIES INC                                                             230
    LDKLDK SOLAR CO LTD                                                             266
    VECOVEECO INSTRS INC DEL                                                             299
    HGGHHGREGG INC                                                             302
    NILEBLUE NILE INC                                                             322
    LNGCHENIERE ENERGY INC                                                             380
    HRBNHARBIN ELECTRIC INC                                                             386
    MNIMCCLATCHY CO                                                             406
    CLWRCLEARWIRE CORP NEW                                                             544
    COCOCORINTHIAN COLLEGES INC                                                             593
    DGWDUOYUAN GLOBAL WTR INC                                                             593
    RENRESOLUTE ENERGY CORP                                                             619
    SODASODASTREAM INTERNATIONAL LTD                                                             770
    ATPGATP OIL & GAS CORP                                                             792
    PWERPOWER ONE INC NEW                                                             952
    CADXCADENCE PHARMACEUTICALS INC                                                          1,147
    BPIBRIDGEPOINT ED INC                                                          1,155
    ZAGGZAGG INCORPORATED                                                          1,216
    BKSBARNES & NOBLE INC                                                          1,312
    MHRMAGNUM HUNTER RES CORP DEL                                                          1,402
    CBEHCHINA INTEGRATED ENERGY INC                                                          2,535
    RBCNRUBICON TECHNOLOGY INC                                                          2,758
    CACBCASCADE BANCORP                                                          5,179
    CHBTCHINA-BIOTICS INC                                                          7,320
    CBPOCHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC                                                       10,920
    SHZCHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES IN                                                       15,405
    CAGCCHINA AGRITECH INC                                                       15,748
    CPFCENTRAL PAC FINL CORP                                                       18,974

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