Short sellers are betting that the merger-related rally in bank stocks has run its course.

Short positions in bank stocks traded on the New York and American stock exchanges rose 10.5% in the month ending Sept. 15, to 178.6 million shares, according to a monthly survey by American Banker. Short selling in general was up by less than half that much.

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