Largest NYSE Alternext Short Interest vs Free Float as of Oct.

The following table ranks companies listed on the NYSE Alternext that have more than 5 percent of their shares available for trading sold short by investors as of the Oct. 14 settlement date.



                               Short Interest   Short Interest  Equity Float 
Ticker  Name                      / Float %     (In mln shrs)   (In mln shrs)
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NOG     NORTHERN OIL AND             33.90         19.85         58.54
VHC     VIRNETX HOLDING              27.29         10.98         40.23
QPSA    QUEPASA CORP                 23.36          3.46         14.82
LNG     CHENIERE ENERGY              20.43         16.15         79.02
HUSA    HOUSTON AMERICAN             20.35          3.67         18.03
SHZ     CHINA SHEN ZHOU              18.36          1.80          9.78
REE     RARE ELEMENT RES             17.54          7.29         41.57
BTX     BIOTIME INC                  13.04          4.09         31.40
GMO     GENERAL MOLY INC             12.92          8.60         66.59
NEOP    NEOPROBE CORP                12.72         11.30         88.90
UEC     URANIUM ENERGY               12.65          8.83         69.80
PRK     PARK NATL CORP               12.00          1.77         14.78
PZG     PARAMOUNT GOLD               11.96         10.70         89.52
GORO    GOLD RESOURCE CO             11.26          5.25         46.63
MCF     CONTANGO OIL & G             10.62          1.39         13.13
TMP     TOMPKINS FINANCI             10.25          0.75          7.36
APP     AMERICAN APPAREL              9.55          5.34         55.88
AUMN    GOLDEN MINERALS               9.44          1.80         19.09
PIP     PHARMATHENE INC               8.43          3.52         41.70
SA      SEABRIDGE GOLD                8.29          3.16         38.04
VGZ     VISTA GOLD CORP               8.28          5.86         70.78
URZ     URANERZ ENERGY C              8.05          5.54         68.80
AIS     ANTARES PHARMA                7.71          6.95         90.03
EMAN    EMAGIN CORP                   7.65          1.17         15.36
CAK     CAMAC ENERGY INC              7.63          4.34         56.82
TPLM    TRIANGLE PETROLE              7.29          3.11         42.70
MDW     MIDWAY GOLD CORP              7.12          5.37         75.35
LCI     LANNETT CO INC                7.07          0.95         13.48
ANX     ADVENTRX PHARMAC              7.02          1.82         25.88
GST     GASTAR EXPLORATI              6.98          3.94         56.36
NG      NOVAGOLD RES                  6.84         12.74        186.09
CTO     CONS TOMOKA LAND              6.79          0.27          3.93
VOG     VOYAGER OIL & GA              6.60          3.14         47.61
FSP     FRANKLIN STREET               6.59          4.65         70.56
CHGS    CHINA GENGSHENG               6.58          0.76         11.54
LBY     LIBBEY INC                    6.46          1.21         18.74
VTG     VANTAGE DRILLING              6.34         10.53        165.97
NHC     NATL HEALTHCARE               6.22          0.51          8.25
WAC     WALTER INVESTMEN              6.14          1.60         26.12
AVL     AVALON RARE META              6.11          6.07         99.44
MEA     METALICO INC                  6.08          2.46         40.47
CFW     CANO PETROLEUM I              6.04          2.60         43.01
URG     UR-ENERGY INC                 6.03          6.10        101.06
FLL     FULL HOUSE RESRT              5.69          0.79         13.91
PAL     NORTH AMER PALLA              5.65          8.07        142.85
PKT     PROCERA NETWORKS              5.62          0.76         13.50
EPM     EVOLUTION PETROL              5.60          0.85         15.18
RVM     REVETT MINERALS               5.59          1.21         21.74
LEI     LUCAS ENERGY INC              5.41          0.90         16.54
GSS     GOLDEN STAR RES               5.29         13.48        254.74
PDC     PIONEER DRILLING              5.29          3.13         59.14
MFN     MINEFINDERS CORP              5.29          4.23         79.91
NBS     NEOSTEM INC                   5.26          3.47         65.95
RTK     RENTECH INC                   5.11         11.10        217.24
CMFO    CHINA MARINE FOO              5.07          0.89         17.50

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