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  • Stocks that became more expensive to borrow and short from May 30 to June 6

    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.

    NameTickerChange in cost-to-borrow (bps)
    SINO CLEAN ENERGY INC       SCEI5,523
    PURE BIOSCIENCE INC         PURE3,125
    BRITTON & KOONTZ CAP CORP   BKBK2,959
    CHINA VALVES TECHNOLOGY INC CVVT2,720
    PIMCO ETF TR                TIPZ2,695
    HAMPTON ROADS BANKSHARES INCHMPR2,572
    SULPHCO INC                 SUF 2,557
    FEIHE INTL INC              ADY 2,260
    PRINCETON NATL BANCORP INC  PNBC2,104
    AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC  AVNR2,079
    CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC   CPSL2,019
    SOUTHERN CONN BANCORP INC   SSE 1,992
    SMARTPROS LTD               SPRO1,976
    LUCAS ENERGY INC            LEI 1,893
    FIRST BANCORP P R           FBP 1,824
    CHINA FIRE & SEC GROUP INC  CFSG1,768
    LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC  LPHI1,639
    ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION      ZBB 1,584
    OXIGENE INC                 OXGN1,547
    HOKU CORP                   HOKU1,395
    BEACON POWER CORP           BCON1,393
    CHINA-BIOTICS INC           CHBT1,351
    SOUTHERN MO BANCORP INC     SMBC1,295
    DUOYUAN GLOBAL WTR INC      DGW 1,287
    WINNER MEDICAL GRP INC      WWIN1,273
    CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES INSHZ 1,207
    CADENCE PHARMACEUTICALS INC CADX1,200
    EDUCATION MGMT CORP NEW     EDMC1,153
    AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPAMSC1,127
    BIOANALYTICAL SYS INC       BASI1,126
    CHINA AGRITECH INC          CAGC1,110
    TRI VY CORP                 TIV 1,014
    FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTL INC FSI 1,011
    NAUGATUCK VY FINL CORP      NVSL1,011
    QCR HOLDINGS INC            QCRH1,009
    SYNUTRA INTL INC            SYUT1,005
    WHITING USA TR I            WHX 909
    SERVOTRONICS INC            SVT 901
    EVERGREEN SOLAR INC         ESLR894
    ANCHOR BANCORP WIS INC      ABCW856
    ATRINSIC INC                ATRN832
    SKYSTAR BIO-PHARMA CO       SKBI812
    ZENN MOTOR CO INC           ZNN.TSXV800
    CASCADE BANCORP             CACB790
    STAR SCIENTIFIC INC         CIGX775
    BROADVISION INC             BVSN739
    SUMITOMO LIGHT METAL INDS LT5738721
    BROOKLYN FEDERAL BANCORP INCBFSB719
    LIHUA INTL INC              LIWA715
    UNITED URBAN INVT CORP TOKYO8960712
    Jun 07 8:38 AM | Link | 3 Comments
  • 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.



    NameTickerChange in cost-to-borrow (bps)
    YONGYE INTL INC             YONG5,176
    SINO CLEAN ENERGY INC       SCEI3,891
    FEIHE INTL INC              ADY 3,756
    SULPHCO INC                 SUF 3,737
    OLD POINT FINL CORP         OPOF3,246
    APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC     APRI2,889
    CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC    CBPO2,532
    LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC  LPHI2,166
    PURE BIOSCIENCE INC         PURE2,037
    AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC  AVNR1,884
    CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC   CPSL1,704
    CHINA-BIOTICS INC           CHBT1,647
    CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES INSHZ 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  CFSG1,459
    NYMOX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP   NYMX1,426
    MAYFLOWER BANCORP INC       MFLR1,400
    FIDELITY BANCORP INC        FSBI1,367
    HOKU CORP                   HOKU1,340
    AMERICAN INTL GROUP INC     AIG 1,311
    ZBB ENERGY CORPORATION      ZBB 1,308
    EVERGREEN SOLAR INC         ESLR1,255
    YRC WORLDWIDE INC           YRCW1,221
    CHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE INC CGA 1,165
    VEOLIA ENVIRONNEMENT        VE  1,072
    SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC SOMX1,066
    AMERICAN SUPERCONDUCTOR CORPAMSC1,046
    CHINA VALVES TECHNOLOGY INC CVVT1,044
    PUDA COAL INC               PUDA1,011
    SERVOTRONICS INC            SVT 1,010
    QCR HOLDINGS INC            QCRH1,000
    SKYSTAR BIO-PHARMA CO       SKBI990
    COMMUNITY CAP CORP S C      CPBK978
    FIRST BANCORP P R           FBP 917
    LIHUA INTL INC              LIWA915
    WINNER MEDICAL GRP INC      WWIN905
    FLEXIBLE SOLUTIONS INTL INC FSI 896
    PRINCETON NATL BANCORP INC  PNBC893
    ROYALE ENERGY INC           ROYL873
    OXIGENE INC                 OXGN869
    BIOANALYTICAL SYS INC       BASI820
    ZAGG INCORPORATED           ZAGG776
    PACIFIC ETHANOL INC         PEIX764
    CROSSHAIR EXPL & MNG CORP   CXZ 740
    JEFFERSONVILLE BANCORP      JFBC737
    MV OIL TR                   MVO 726
    1ST CONSTITUTION BANCORP    FCCY710
    TORCH ENERGY ROYALTY TRUST  TRU 710

    May 24 9:10 AM | Link | Comment!
  • Most expensive stocks to short
    Below is a list sorted by the current cost-to-borrow (and cost-to-short), with the most expensive stocks at the top.  The basis point number in the third column indicates how much the cost-to-borrow has changed over the prior week.



    NameTickerChange in cost-to-borrow (bps)
    CHINA SHEN ZHOU MNG & RES INSHZ 1,600
    DEARBORN BANCORP INC        DEAR19
    YRC WORLDWIDE INC           YRCW1,221
    EVERGREEN SOLAR INC         ESLR1,255
    CHINA BIOLOGIC PRODS INC    CBPO2,532
    SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC SOMX1,066
    CHINA MEDIAEXPRESS HLDGS INC39
    MACATAWA BK CORP            MCBC383
    CHINA AGRITECH INC          -442
    LIFE PARTNERS HOLDINGS INC  LPHI2,166
    FEIHE INTL INC              ADY 3,756
    YONGYE INTL INC             YONG5,176
    CHINA-BIOTICS INC           CHBT1,647
    CENTRAL PAC FINL CORP       CPF -3,068
    CHINA GREEN AGRICULTURE INC CGA 1,165
    CHINA PRECISION STEEL INC   CPSL1,704
    HOKU CORP                   HOKU1,340
    PACIFIC ETHANOL INC         PEIX764
    NYMOX PHARMACEUTICAL CORP   NYMX1,426
    SULPHCO INC                 SUF 3,737
    ANCHOR BANCORP WIS INC      ABCW7
    RADIENT PHARMACEUTICALS CORPRPC 347
    ROYALE ENERGY INC           ROYL873
    APRICUS BIOSCIENCES INC     APRI2,889
    TELESTONE TECHNOLOGIES CORP TSTC38
    RESVERLOGIX CORP            RVX.TSX621
    QUANTUM FUEL SYS TECH WORLDWQTWW-693
    GREEN BANKSHARES INC        GRNB-149
    CASCADE BANCORP             CACB679
    SINO CLEAN ENERGY INC       SCEI3,891
    LUCAS ENERGY INC            LEI 1,459
    BSD MED CORP DEL            BSDM-190
    PRINCETON NATL BANCORP INC  PNBC893
    OLD SECOND BANCORP INC ILL  OSBC321
    OLD POINT FINL CORP         OPOF3,246
    AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC  AVNR1,884
    IBIO INC                    IBIO642
    CONNS INC                   CONN-1,211
    ZENN MOTOR CO INC           ZNN.TSXV679
    NEOPROBE CORP               NEOP-6,503
    PURE BIOSCIENCE INC         PURE2,037
    INTEGRA BK CORP             218
    ASCENT SOLAR TECHNOLOGIES INASTI48
    TRI VY CORP                 TIV 528
    BRITTON & KOONTZ CAP CORP   BKBK-54
    CELSION CORPORATION         CLSN365
    FIRST FED BANCSHARES ARK    FFBH.D34
    GREAT NORTHN IRON ORE PPTYS GNI -671
    ANOORAQ RES CORP            ANO 680
    DARA BIOSCIENCES INC        DARA-61
    May 24 8:21 AM | Link | Comment!
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