U.S. Market Total 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 NYSE, NYSE Alternext and Nasdaq Stock as of the July 29 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.68 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.03 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          4565   17,486 17,606  -0.68  3.43   3.46  -0.03   3.2
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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  45     337.3    350.1  -3.7  4.65   4.82  -0.18   3.1
Consumer Durables & Ap 140     607.1    602.3   0.8  8.97   8.88   0.09   5.3
Consumer Services      147     520.8    534.1  -2.5  5.59   5.74  -0.15   4.0
Media                  118     845.4    819.5   3.2  4.24   4.11   0.14   3.7
Retailing              170     914.9    930.6  -1.7  6.24   6.35  -0.12   4.8
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Total                  620   3,225.6  3,236.6  -0.3  5.57   5.59  -0.02   4.2
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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  30     281.8    285.6  -1.3  3.83   3.88  -0.05   4.1
Food Beverage & Tobacc 110     426.5    439.7  -3.0  2.17   2.25  -0.07   3.4
Household & Personal P  42      88.1     90.9  -3.1  1.69   1.74  -0.05   3.3
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Total                  182     796.5    816.2  -2.4  2.47   2.54  -0.07   3.6
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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                 363   1,563.0  1,531.1   2.1  3.11   3.05   0.06   3.2
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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                  496     910.3    922.4  -1.3  2.89   2.93  -0.04   3.3
Diversified Financials 171     714.9    694.8   2.9  1.87   1.83   0.03   1.6
Insurance              127     413.6    423.1  -2.2  2.32   2.38  -0.05   3.3
Real Estate            203     910.9    927.1  -1.7  5.00   5.11  -0.11   4.7
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Total                  997   2,949.8  2,967.5  -0.6  2.79   2.82  -0.03   2.8
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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  273     769.3    759.0   1.4  4.16   4.08   0.08   3.4
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 307   1,358.3  1,362.5  -0.3  3.68   3.71  -0.04   4.6
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Total                  580   2,127.7  2,121.5   0.3  3.84   3.84   0.00   4.1
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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          374     957.4    975.8  -1.9  2.75   2.80  -0.05   3.2
Commercial & Professio 140     315.9    324.2  -2.6  5.26   5.39  -0.14   5.9
Transportation         100     468.7    456.7   2.6  4.75   4.63   0.12   3.3
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Total                  614   1,742.0  1,756.7  -0.8  3.44   3.46  -0.03   3.5
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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 142     953.4    996.2  -4.3  4.29   4.49  -0.20   2.6
Software & Services    337   1,055.3  1,088.0  -3.0  3.03   3.12  -0.09   2.6
Technology Hardware &  296   1,050.0  1,053.6  -0.3  3.32   3.34  -0.01   2.4
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Total                  775   3,058.7  3,137.7  -2.5  3.45   3.54  -0.09   2.5
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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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Materials              268     890.2    908.8  -2.0  2.83   2.89  -0.06   2.5
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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  60     705.4    705.9  -0.1  3.53   3.53  -0.01   3.9
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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              107     427.2    423.6   0.8  2.51   2.47   0.04   3.8
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