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Stocks that became more expensive to borrow and short over the prior 7 days

The stocks below showed the largest increase in borrowing cost last week, from April 28 to May 5.  The list was taken from US, Canadian and Japanese stock universe.  An increase in cost-to-borrow indicates a greater demand to short and/or a reduced supply of available shares to borrow.

Name Ticker Change in cost-to-borrow (bps)
APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC      APRI 4,677
YONGYE INTL INC              YONG 3,684
CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES IN SHZ  3,399
CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC     CBPO 3,317
NYMOX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP    NYMX 3,313
LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC   LPHI 2,642
SULPHCO INC                  SUF  2,428
CHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE INC  CGA  2,371
CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC    CPSL 2,060
MAYFLOWER BANCORP INC        MFLR 1,510
SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC  SOMX 1,375
MESABI TR                    MSB  1,273
PARK BANCORP INC             PFED 1,194
ROYALE ENERGY INC            ROYL 1,164
DUOYUAN GLOBAL WTR INC       DGW  1,145
EVERGREEN SOLAR INC          ESLR 1,117
PUDA COAL INC                PUDA 1,114
CHENIERE ENERGY PARTNERS LP  CQP  1,093
USA TECHNOLOGIES INC         USAT 1,092
PURE BIOSCIENCE INC          PURE 1,064
NOKIA CORP                   NOK  1,056
CHINA-BIOTICS INC            CHBT 1,054
GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC      GSC  1,010
COAST DISTR SYS              CRV  1,010
EVANS BANCORP INC            EVBN 963
HOKU CORP                    HOKU 956
AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC   AVNR 941
CAPITAL PRODUCT PARTNERS L P CPLP 940
YRC WORLDWIDE INC            YRCW 916
ALANGE ENERGY CORP           ALE.TSXV 905
LIGHTBRIDGE CORP             LTBR 900
CHINA VALVES TECHNOLOGY INC  CVVT 892
PHI INC                      PHII 884
VANGUARD SCOTTSDALE FDS      VCIT 878
MARUKYU CO LTD     8167 858
CROSSHAIR EXPL & MNG CORP    CXZ  856
FEIHE INTL INC               ADY  836
COMMONWEALTH BANKSHARES INC  CWBS 829
CHINA MARINE FOOD GROUP LTD  CMFO 827
IBIO INC                     IBIO 825
FIRST BANCORP P R            FBP  823
HSW INTERNATIONAL INC        HSWI 788
LUCAS ENERGY INC             LEI  763
PACIFIC ETHANOL INC          PEIX 762
NEW CONCEPT ENERGY INC       GBR  726
QUANTUM FUEL SYS TECH WORLDW QTWW 726
MARKET VECTORS ETF TR        IDX  718
SKYSTAR BIO-PHARMA CO        SKBI 699
ZANETT INC                   ZANE 697
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