Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of July 29

The following are the short interest positions and short interest vs float ratio aggregated by sector and industry group for companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market as of the July 29 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.76 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.04 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Total Company          2512    6,710  6,761  -0.76  4.71   4.75  -0.04   3.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Automobiles & Componen  18      43.2     41.7   3.7  8.37   8.08   0.30   8.3
Consumer Durables & Ap  62     116.8    119.3  -2.0  7.19   7.33  -0.14   5.0
Consumer Services       83     194.1    201.0  -3.4  6.67   6.95  -0.28   6.0
Media                   68     502.6    479.1   4.9  4.27   4.07   0.20   3.2
Retailing               90     277.8    289.5  -4.1  5.95   6.20  -0.25   4.7
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Total                  321   1,134.6  1,130.6   0.3  5.28   5.26   0.02   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Food & Staples Retaili  19      37.9     38.6  -1.7  4.29   4.36  -0.07   5.9
Food Beverage & Tobacc  45      90.0     91.8  -2.0  9.01   9.20  -0.19   5.7
Household & Personal P  19      11.4     11.5  -0.8  4.16   4.19  -0.04   9.1
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Total                   83     139.3    141.8  -1.8  6.46   6.58  -0.12   6.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Energy                  91     211.9    211.5   0.2  6.80   6.79   0.01   5.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Banks                  429     405.0    414.5  -2.3  3.76   3.85  -0.09   4.1
Diversified Financials  84     140.9    141.7  -0.6  3.64   3.64   0.00   2.9
Insurance               43      39.3     40.2  -2.3  4.03   4.13  -0.10  10.0
Real Estate             25      15.3     15.6  -2.0  2.36   2.45  -0.09   1.6
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Total                  581     600.5    612.1  -1.9  3.69   3.76  -0.07   3.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Health Care Equipment  176     385.6    373.1   3.4  7.30   7.00   0.29   5.8
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 248   1,017.2  1,025.7  -0.8  6.87   6.97  -0.10   5.9
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Total                  424   1,402.8  1,398.7   0.3  6.98   6.98   0.00   5.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Capital Goods          158     306.2    309.6  -1.1  6.90   7.00  -0.10   6.2
Commercial & Professio  71     121.6    123.0  -1.1  6.03   6.18  -0.16   7.8
Transportation          53     165.4    161.2   2.7  7.24   7.10   0.14   4.1
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Total                  282     593.2    593.8  -0.1  6.79   6.84  -0.05   5.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Semiconductors & Semic 126     734.9    777.0  -5.4  4.16   4.40  -0.24   2.5
Software & Services    257     758.4    773.1  -1.9  2.81   2.86  -0.05   2.3
Technology Hardware &  232     735.6    726.2   1.3  3.68   3.64   0.04   2.4
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Total                  615   2,229.0  2,276.3  -2.1  3.45   3.52  -0.07   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Materials               61      63.1     63.9  -1.3  3.68   3.74  -0.06   3.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Telecommunication Serv  38     329.6    326.1   1.1  8.54   8.46   0.08   7.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     7/29    7/15  %Chg   7/29   7/15   Chg   7/29 
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Utilities               16       5.8      6.1  -4.5  2.68   2.82  -0.14   7.0
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