+++ Most Shares Sold Short

Institution Position

1 U.S. Bancorp 5,059,560

2 Olympic Financial Ltd.R 3,136,289

3 West One Bancorp 2,116,687

4 Sovereign Bancorp 1,988,417

5 Roosevelt Financial Group 1,961,658

6 Charter One Financial 1,775,984

7 Boatmen's Bancshares Inc. 1,613,475

8 First Commerce Corp.R 1,572,362

9 Rochester Community 1,543,849

10 Meridian Bancorp 1,188,990 Most Days to Cover*

Institution Days

1 Trust Co. of New Jersey 39.2

2 First National Bancorp 36.2

3 Broad National Bancorp. 31.9

4 Fidelity Federal Bancorp 29.6

5 First Commerce Corp. R 26.3

6 CNB Bancshares Inc. 23.5

7 CBT Corp. 21.4

8 FNB Corp. 20.3

9 Central Jersey Financial 19.5

10 California Bancshares 18.4 Largest Unit Increases

Institution Unit Chng

1 U.S. Bancorp 3,485,106

2 Charter One Financial 1,619,547

3 Sovereign Bancorp 996,947

4 Olympic Financial Ltd. R 987,925

5 Roosevelt Financial Group 567,743

6 ADVANTA Corp. Class A 448,322

7 First Tennessee National Corp. 370,351

8 Boatmen's Bancshares Inc. 248,198

9 BayBanks Inc. 215,030

10 West One Bancorp 182,983 Largest Unit Decreases

Institution Unit Chng

1 Washington Mutual Inc. -775,951

2 Long Island Bancorp -298,534

3 GreenPoint Financial Corp. -293,345

4 Midlantic Corp. -228,250

5 EZCORP -220,287

6 Bay Ridge Bancorp -211,598

7 CCB Financial Corp. -158,674

8 United Security Bancorp. -151,900

9 Mid Am Inc. -133,239

10 Allstate Financial Corp. -92,604 Largest Percent Increases

Institution Pct Chng

1 BOK Financial Corp. 333333.30%

2 First Midwest Financial Inc. 21338.20%

3 Sho-Me Financial Corp. 6592.80%

4 First Midwest Bancorp 4506.00%

5 Home Federal Corp. 1484.30%

6 Charter One Financial 1035.30%

7 First Federal of Colorado 957.10%

8 Palfed Inc. 799.70%

9 Bankers First Corp. 762.90%

10 Ventura County National Bancorp 706.30% Largest Percent Decreases**

Institution Pct Chng

1 Aegis Consumer Funding Group -100.00%

2 United Security Bancorp. -99.90%

3 Financial Trust Corp -99.70%

4 Wells Financial Corp. -96.90%

5 WesBanco Inc. -94.20%

6 Bay Ridge Bancorp -93.50%

7 AutoFinance Group Inc. -86.70%

8 Community Savings -83.80%

9 Trustmark Corp. -81.10%

10 Community Bank Shares -75.90% === * Number of days to cover short interest, assuming average daily trading volume holds constant and that all volume is used in settlement of short positions. ** Ranking limited to issues with open short positions at current and prior settlement dates. S - Figures adjusted for stock split or dividend. R - Prior figures revised Source: National Association of Securities Dealers Inc.

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