Lenders catering to borrowers with limited resources or tainted credit histories are hot on Wall Street these days - and none more than Aames Financial Corp.

Shares of the Los Angeles-based company soared to another record last week - $55, up 144% from the 1996 low, in mid-March. And that's despite a three-for-two stock split in May.

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