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  • Stocks with the largest change in cost-to-borrow since last week

    The list below is sorted according to change in cost-to-borrow from prior week.  Please pardon the lack of some tickers for stocks that were recently delisted, etc.



    NameTickerChange in cost-to-borrow (bps)
    HARBIN ELECTRIC INC         HRBN5,622
    QUEPASA CORP                QPSA4,060
    HAMPTON ROADS BANKSHARES INCHMPR3,961
    BRITTON & KOONTZ CAP CORP   BKBK3,429
    CASCADE BANCORP             CACB3,091
    FIRST CAPITAL INC           FCAP2,997
    STAR SCIENTIFIC INC         CIGX2,983
    CHINA VALVES TECHNOLOGY INC CVVT2,934
    SINO CLEAN ENERGY INC       SCEI2,513
    ZION OIL & GAS INC          ZN  2,493
    CADENCE PHARMACEUTICALS INC CADX2,431
    GOLD RESOURCE CORP          GORO2,388
    CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC   CPSL2,118
    IBIO INC                    IBIO2,024
    POWERSHARES ETF TRUST       PPA 2,012
    COMMERICAL NATL FINL CORP PACNAF1,900
    LUCAS ENERGY INC            LEI 1,803
    CHINA MARINE FOOD GROUP LTD CMFO1,754
    TRI VY CORP                 TIV 1,700
    TALBOTS INC                 TLB 1,667
    OXIGENE INC                 OXGN1,638
    HSW INTERNATIONAL INC       HSWI1,518
    READING INTERNATIONAL INC   RDIB1,510
    CHINA SEC & SURVE TECH INC  CSR 1,495
    FIRST BANCORP P R           FBP 1,481
    SUNPOWER CORP               SPWR.A1,451
    LEE ENTERPRISES INC         LEE 1,446
    TELESTONE TECHNOLOGIES CORP TSTC1,413
    EDUCATION MGMT CORP NEW     EDMC1,405
    WESTINGHOUSE SOLAR          WEST1,356
    CAL MAINE FOODS INC         CALM1,331
    CHICAGO RIVET & MACH CO     CVR 1,260
    NEURALSTEM INC              CUR 1,228
    TEL INSTR ELECTRS CORP      TIK 1,225
    HOKU CORP                   HOKU1,192
    SHENGDA TECH INC            1,189
    PURE BIOSCIENCE INC         PURE1,162
    ATRINSIC INC                ATRN1,148
    ORSUS XELENT TECHNOLOGIES INORS 1,144
    ASIAINFO-LINKAGE INC        ASIA1,058
    LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC  LPHI1,032
    COFFEE HLDGS INC            JVA 1,028
    PRINCETON NATL BANCORP INC  PNBC1,026
    LOCAL COM CORP              LOCM1,019
    FIRST SOLAR INC             FSLR1,018
    SWEDISH EXPT CR CORP        RJN 1,010
    GOLDMAN SACHS GROUP INC     GSC 1,010
    CHINA NAT GAS INC           CHNG987
    CRESCENT GOLD LTD           CRA.TSX967
    ASTEA INTL INC              ATEA938

    Jul 08 8:30 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Most expensive stocks to borrow as of July 7
    The list below is sorted according to most expensive to borrow.  Please pardon the lack of some tickers for those stocks that were delisted from Nasdaq or NYSE.

    The change in cost-to-borrow is from June 30 to July 7.


    NameTickerChange in cost-to-borrow (bps)
    CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES INSHZ 359
    DEARBORN BANCORP INC        DEAR-81
    EVERGREEN SOLAR INC         ESLR492
    YRC WORLDWIDE INC           YRCW129
    CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC   CPSL2,118
    LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC  LPHI1,032
    CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC    CBPO705
    SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC SOMX477
    CASCADE BANCORP             CACB3,091
    CHINA-BIOTICS INC           576
    SINO CLEAN ENERGY INC       SCEI2,513
    HOKU CORP                   HOKU1,192
    PACIFIC ETHANOL INC         PEIX.D538
    TELESTONE TECHNOLOGIES CORP TSTC1,413
    ANCHOR BANCORP WIS INC      ABCW681
    BRITTON & KOONTZ CAP CORP   BKBK3,429
    MACATAWA BK CORP            MCBC-1,295
    HARBIN ELECTRIC INC         HRBN5,622
    LUCAS ENERGY INC            LEI 1,803
    CHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE INC CGA 114
    NYMOX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP   NYMX252
    CHINA AGRITECH INC          -2,983
    HAMPTON ROADS BANKSHARES INCHMPR3,961
    STAR SCIENTIFIC INC         CIGX2,983
    CHINA VALVES TECHNOLOGY INC CVVT2,934
    IBIO INC                    IBIO2,024
    QUANTUM FUEL SYS TECH WORLDWQTWW247
    QUEPASA CORP                QPSA4,060
    PURE BIOSCIENCE INC         PURE1,162
    FEIHE INTL INC              ADY -1,689
    RESVERLOGIX CORP            RVX.TSX423
    GREEN BANKSHARES INC        GRNB267
    ROYALE ENERGY INC           ROYL-100
    TRI VY CORP                 TIV 1,700
    PRINCETON NATL BANCORP INC  PNBC1,026
    RADIENT PHARMACEUTICALS CORP-422
    ZION OIL & GAS INC          ZN  2,493
    FIRST BANCORP P R           FBP 1,481
    OLD SECOND BANCORP INC ILL  OSBC383
    BSD MED CORP DEL            BSDM-180
    CADENCE PHARMACEUTICALS INC CADX2,431
    AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC  AVNR45
    APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC     APRI-1,209
    CHINA MARINE FOOD GROUP LTD CMFO1,754
    OXIGENE INC                 OXGN1,638
    CELSION CORPORATION         CLSN756
    EDUCATION MGMT CORP NEW     EDMC1,405
    WESTINGHOUSE SOLAR          WEST1,356
    FIRST CAPITAL INC           FCAP2,997
    GOLD RESOURCE CORP          GORO2,388
    Jul 08 8:27 AM | Link | 2 Comments
  • Charts of several stocks with recent spikes in borrowing cost


    The stocks below were on the list of "biggest changes", but I thought these charts showed interesting movements, specifically how quickly the cost-to-borrow increased.  An increase in cost-to-borrow indicates that short sellers are asking their prime brokers to short an ever-greater number of shares and/or the supply of shares is becoming constrained.  If long holders recall their loaned shares either because they want to squeeze the shorts or they want to sell their positions, it would put even greater pressure on borrowing costs and worst case scenario for shorts sellers is that they might have to buy in to close out their positions.
     

    SINO CLEAN ENERGY INC      



    PURE BIOSCIENCE INC        



    CHINA VALVES TECHNOLOGY INC



    AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC 



    CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC  



    LUCAS ENERGY INC           



    CHINA FIRE & SEC GROUP INC 




    LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC 




     

    Jun 07 10:47 AM | Link | Comment!
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