Largest NYSE Short Interest Changes as of Oct. 15

The following are the 50 largest short interest changes on the New York Stock Exchange as of the Oct. 15 settlement date. The table ranks the top 50 positive changes followed by the top negative changes.

TOP 50 INCREASES


Ticker                                                                   
Symbol   Company                    Oct. 15        Sept. 30        Change    
=============================================================================
UAL      UNITED CONTINENT          40,339,313     23,252,761     17,086,552
MTB      M&T BANK CORP             17,564,264      9,035,782      8,528,482
CIM      CHIMERA INV CORP          36,782,486     28,505,459      8,277,027
FBP      FIRST BANCORP PR          37,181,258     28,957,232      8,224,026
NBG      NATL BANK GR-ADR          19,467,513     11,532,903      7,934,610
AA       ALCOA INC                 70,103,774     62,550,183      7,553,591
NOK      NOKIA CORP-ADR            81,260,345     73,961,968      7,298,377
CCE      COCA-COLA ENTER           11,002,066      4,071,953      6,930,113
AAI      AIRTRAN HOLDINGS          28,147,250     21,517,754      6,629,496
VXX      IPATH-S&P S/T FU          50,602,809     44,595,270      6,007,539
PLD      PROLOGIS                  34,009,984     28,078,553      5,931,431
VALE     VALE SA-SP ADR            37,054,641     31,156,660      5,897,981
NVS      NOVARTIS AG-ADR           25,955,596     20,315,880      5,639,716
RF       REGIONS FINANCIA          44,762,784     39,203,433      5,559,351
EEM      ISHARES-EMG MKT           53,089,011     47,634,971      5,454,040
AIB      ALLIED IRISH-ADR           7,135,372      1,802,964      5,332,408
GLD      SPDR GOLD TRUST           21,483,517     16,702,193      4,781,324
HIG      HARTFORD FINL SV          21,185,749     16,432,749      4,753,000
CX       CEMEX SAB-SP ADR          52,022,744     47,502,084      4,520,660
LPS      LENDER PROCESSIN           7,145,034      2,640,141      4,504,893
XLF      SPDR-FINL SELECT         136,817,220    132,734,432      4,082,788
CHK      CHESAPEAKE ENERG          45,625,174     41,557,462      4,067,712
CAR      AVIS BUDGET GROU          16,491,917     12,667,084      3,824,833
JNJ      JOHNSON&JOHNSON           33,576,168     29,839,472      3,736,696
MO       ALTRIA GROUP INC          39,787,418     36,175,189      3,612,229
TSN      TYSON FOODS-A             20,284,004     16,932,313      3,351,691
HRB      H&R BLOCK INC             30,353,477     27,002,975      3,350,502
SLM      SLM CORP                  29,771,883     26,422,221      3,349,662
HST      HOST HOTELS & RE          42,456,871     39,147,947      3,308,924
DAL      DELTA AIR LI              23,972,990     20,785,013      3,187,977
ABX      BARRICK GOLD CRP          15,059,859     11,894,744      3,165,115
BSBR     BANCO SANTANDER            7,780,269      4,704,650      3,075,619
C        CITIGROUP INC            404,401,620    401,355,009      3,046,611
TLT      ISHARES BARCLAYS          15,963,364     12,927,088      3,036,276
TXN      TEXAS INSTRUMENT          47,476,982     44,447,518      3,029,464
SID      SID NACIONAL-ADR          16,860,740     13,941,706      2,919,034
NR       NEWPARK RESOURCE           7,708,090      4,832,419      2,875,671
EXC      EXELON CORP               21,340,734     18,536,281      2,804,453
ES       ENERGYSOLUTIONS            9,270,292      6,608,443      2,661,849
DTG      DOLLAR THRIFTY             4,787,871      2,223,434      2,564,437
NBR      NABORS INDS LTD            8,097,478      5,563,904      2,533,574
ITUB     ITAU UNIBANC-ADR          15,322,534     12,842,628      2,479,906
CVX      CHEVRON CORP              27,928,213     25,465,207      2,463,006
CCL      CARNIVAL CORP             11,583,358      9,147,564      2,435,794
TLB      TALBOTS INC               18,193,779     15,843,630      2,350,149
BBY      BEST BUY CO INC           23,206,943     20,877,920      2,329,023
AUO      AU OPTR-SPON ADR           9,460,962      7,175,519      2,285,443
GPS      GAP INC/THE               22,376,179     20,111,126      2,265,053
OAS      OASIS PETROLEUM            3,420,062      1,157,266      2,262,796
PHM      PULTE GROUP INC           42,334,504     40,083,743      2,250,761

TOP 50 DECREASES


Ticker                                                                   
Symbol   Company                    Oct. 15        Sept. 30        Change    
=============================================================================
BAC      BANK OF AMERICA          128,205,120    153,158,887    -24,953,767
SPY      SPDR S&P 500 ETF         276,277,866    298,953,807    -22,675,941
F        FORD MOTOR CO            267,580,659    289,017,516    -21,436,857
AON      AON CORP                   4,261,569     24,666,554    -20,404,985
CBB      CINCINNATI BELL           14,917,907     27,410,852    -12,492,945
EMC      EMC CORP/MASS             46,409,957     58,578,309    -12,168,352
T        AT&T INC                  45,964,735     57,526,696    -11,561,961
AMD      ADV MICRO DEVICE          56,989,760     67,957,773    -10,968,013
PFE      PFIZER INC                48,621,966     59,447,747    -10,825,781
MGM      MGM RESORTS INTE          86,081,492     96,288,912    -10,207,420
KBE      SPDR KBW BANK ET           3,710,982     13,431,006     -9,720,024
WFC      WELLS FARGO & CO          43,870,099     53,060,046     -9,189,947
SLE      SARA LEE CORP              9,119,487     18,137,775     -9,018,288
IWM      ISHARES-RUS 2000         184,467,369    193,170,209     -8,702,840
VZ       VERIZON COMMUNIC          46,309,338     54,754,005     -8,444,667
MOT      MOTOROLA INC              41,064,164     48,832,710     -7,768,546
XLK      SPDR-TECH SEL S           18,023,980     25,662,840     -7,638,860
SD       SANDRIDGE ENERGY          31,491,602     38,936,029     -7,444,427
S        SPRINT NEXTEL CO          80,930,408     87,889,672     -6,959,264
KGC      KINROSS GOLD              12,809,965     19,631,542     -6,821,577
EFA      ISHARES-MSCI EAF          46,763,215     53,189,203     -6,425,988
NLY      ANNALY CAPITAL M          25,660,600     31,855,204     -6,194,604
GE       GENERAL ELECTRIC          59,277,484     64,838,015     -5,560,531
TYC      TYCO INTL LTD             10,461,839     15,861,653     -5,399,814
KEY      KEYCORP                   31,900,843     37,162,391     -5,261,548
IYR      ISHARES-DJ REAL           46,251,570     50,988,516     -4,736,946
XLY      SPDR-CONS DISCRE          22,949,057     27,435,580     -4,486,523
ALU      ALCATEL-LUCE-ADR          18,939,356     23,258,649     -4,319,293
CMS      CMS ENERGY CORP           33,419,782     37,629,927     -4,210,145
KRE      SPDR KBW REGIONA          49,209,604     53,391,152     -4,181,548
THC      TENET HEALTHCARE          19,812,657     23,754,499     -3,941,842
SKS      SAKS INC                  28,385,898     32,230,060     -3,844,162
SMH      SEMICONDUCTOR HL          34,016,869     37,657,648     -3,640,779
VWO      VANGUARD EM MK E           6,185,561      9,807,322     -3,621,761
GCI      GANNETT CO                30,834,524     34,377,199     -3,542,675
LVS      LAS VEGAS SANDS           43,523,047     47,040,690     -3,517,643
BRK/B    BERKSHIRE HATH-B          27,611,938     31,029,112     -3,417,174
RWT      REDWOOD TRUST              4,669,132      8,056,659     -3,387,527
WAG      WALGREEN CO               26,070,322     29,381,254     -3,310,932
MS       MORGAN STANLEY            12,525,677     15,805,976     -3,280,299
NYB      NY COMM BANCORP           30,914,194     34,026,127     -3,111,933
EMR      EMERSON ELEC CO            9,157,731     12,264,031     -3,106,300
MRK      MERCK & CO                22,644,890     25,642,331     -2,997,441
DIS      WALT DISNEY CO            43,298,948     46,251,042     -2,952,094
MON      MONSANTO CO                7,728,720     10,646,128     -2,917,408
IVZ      INVESCO LTD               11,679,819     14,575,644     -2,895,825
NRG      NRG ENERGY                11,809,051     14,692,047     -2,882,996
PBR      PETROBRAS SA-ADR          13,803,414     16,671,363     -2,867,949
ED       CONS EDISON INC            8,252,404     11,119,636     -2,867,232
CHS      CHICO'S FAS INC           14,616,245     17,453,342     -2,837,097

*-- Data includes ETF positions.

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