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Stocks that became more expensive to borrow and short over the past week


The stocks below showed the largest increase in borrowing cost last week, from May 16 to May 23.  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)
YONGYE INTL INC              YONG 5,176
SINO CLEAN ENERGY INC        SCEI 3,891
FEIHE INTL INC               ADY  3,756
SULPHCO INC                  SUF  3,737
OLD POINT FINL CORP          OPOF 3,246
APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC      APRI 2,889
CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC     CBPO 2,532
LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC   LPHI 2,166
PURE BIOSCIENCE INC          PURE 2,037
AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC   AVNR 1,884
CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC    CPSL 1,704
CHINA-BIOTICS INC            CHBT 1,647
CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES IN SHZ  1,600
STATOIL ASA                  STO  1,556
DUOYUAN GLOBAL WTR INC       DGW  1,529
LUCAS ENERGY INC             LEI  1,459
CHINA FIRE & SEC GROUP INC   CFSG 1,459
NYMOX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP    NYMX 1,426
MAYFLOWER BANCORP INC        MFLR 1,400
FIDELITY BANCORP INC         FSBI 1,367
HOKU CORP                    HOKU 1,340
AMERICAN INTL GROUP INC      AIG  1,311
ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION       ZBB  1,308
EVERGREEN SOLAR INC          ESLR 1,255
YRC WORLDWIDE INC            YRCW 1,221
CHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE INC  CGA  1,165
VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT         VE   1,072
SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC  SOMX 1,066
AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORP AMSC 1,046
CHINA VALVES TECHNOLOGY INC  CVVT 1,044
PUDA COAL INC                PUDA 1,011
SERVOTRONICS INC             SVT  1,010
QCR HOLDINGS INC             QCRH 1,000
SKYSTAR BIO-PHARMA CO        SKBI 990
COMMUNITY CAP CORP S C       CPBK 978
FIRST BANCORP P R            FBP  917
LIHUA INTL INC               LIWA 915
WINNER MEDICAL GRP INC       WWIN 905
FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTL INC  FSI  896
PRINCETON NATL BANCORP INC   PNBC 893
ROYALE ENERGY INC            ROYL 873
OXIGENE INC                  OXGN 869
BIOANALYTICAL SYS INC        BASI 820
ZAGG INCORPORATED            ZAGG 776
PACIFIC ETHANOL INC          PEIX 764
CROSSHAIR EXPL & MNG CORP    CXZ  740
JEFFERSONVILLE BANCORP       JFBC 737
MV OIL TR                    MVO  726
1ST CONSTITUTION BANCORP     FCCY 710
TORCH ENERGY ROYALTY TRUST   TRU  710
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