Article: ‘Not MY Stock’: The Latest Way To Fight Shorts

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‘Not MY Stock’: The Latest Way To Fight Shorts

Kara Scannell

The Wall Street Journal, 2 August 2006

Some executives are reaching for an odd tactic in an expanding battle against short sellers, who profit when share prices fall.

The executives — at smaller companies that often don’t trade on big exchanges — are pushing shareholders to lock away their physical stock certificates so the short sellers can’t get their hands on the shares.

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