Stocks with the largest increase in cost-to-short sell last week

Mar. 14, 2011 1:32 PM ETCONN, JOE, ABAT, SOMX, MGA, YELL, HRB, AVNR, SGMO, BCE, AIG
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Astec Analytics, a division of SunGard Data Systems, provides investors with short selling market color using data from the securities lending market.

Below are the stocks with the largest 1 week change in cost-to-borrow, or cost to sell short.  The cost-to-borrow is determined by the supply of shares that investors make available to lend, and the demand to borrow, which is primarily a function of short selling demand.


Name Ticker Change in cost-to-borrow (bps)
CONNS INC                    CONN 1,747
ST JOE CO                    JOE  1,701
ADVANCED BATTERY TECHNOLOG I ABAT 1,683
SOMAXON PHARMACEUTICALS INC  SOMX 1,657
MAGNA INTL INC               MGA  673
YRC WORLDWIDE INC            YRCW 450
BLOCK H & R INC              HRB  368
TOBU RAILWAY CO LTD          9001 339
AVANIR PHARMACEUTICALS INC   AVNR 311
SANGAMO BIOSCIENCES INC      SGMO 254
BCE INC                      BCE  168
TOYOBO CO LTD                3101 153
AMERICAN INTL GROUP INC      AIG  148
SHINSEI BANK LTD TOKYO       8303 114
KINKI NIPPON RAILWAY CO LTD  9041 106

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