Monday, September 22, 2008

NYSE Expands Short Selling Ban to 30 Additional Companies

by Calculated Risk on 9/22/2008 09:29:00 AM

From the NYSE:

The SEC has delegated to each national securities exchange the authority to identify additional listed companies that qualify for inclusion in the list of companies covered by the revised prohibition.
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According to the SEC, companies that were on the original list attached to Friday’s Order, or that fall into one of the categories expected to be covered by the new order, may opt out of the application of the revised short sale prohibition by informing the NYSE of that determination.
I'm still waiting for a company to opt out!

Here are the added companies:
GLG GLG Partners
GE General Electric Co.
OCN Ocwen Financial Corp.
KBW KBW Inc.
GFG Guaranty Financial Group Inc.
MFG Mizuho Financial Group, Inc.
FMR First Mercury Financial Corp.
STC Stewart Information Services Corp.
FCF First Commonwealth Financial Corp.
MTB M&T Bank Corp.
DFS Discover Financial Services
BMO Bank of Montreal
TD Toronto Dominion Bank
CM Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce
FMD First Marblehead Corp.
BBV Banco Bilbao Vizcaya SA
CIB BanColombia SA
LM Legg Mason, Inc.
NFP National Financial Partners Corp.
AXP American Express Company
CIT CIT Group Inc.
GM General Motors Corp.
HIG The Hartford Financial Services Group
ADS Alliance Data Systems Corp.
ALD Allied Capital Corp.
RAS RAIT Financial Trust
DRL Doral Financial Corp.
FSR Flagstone Reinsurance Holdings
MCO Moody's Corp.
COF Capital One Financial Corp.