Largest Nasdaq Short Interest Changes as of Aug. 31

The following are the 50 largest short interest changes on the Nasdaq Stock Market as of the Aug. 31 settlement date. The table ranks the top 50 positive changes followed by the top negative changes.

TOP 50 INCREASES


Ticker                                                                   
Symbol   Company                    Aug. 31        Aug. 15         Change    
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CSCO     CISCO SYSTEMS             93,704,512     73,498,070     20,206,442
NWSA     NEWS CORP-A               63,155,852     51,974,638     11,181,214
CMCSA    COMCAST CORP-A            34,943,868     25,722,223      9,221,645
ORCL     ORACLE CORP               42,073,698     34,599,130      7,474,568
YHOO     YAHOO! INC                65,057,035     58,221,989      6,835,046
MSFT     MICROSOFT CORP            89,395,963     83,224,702      6,171,261
SBUX     STARBUCKS CORP            16,284,033     10,127,414      6,156,619
DELL     DELL INC                  77,942,515     72,115,618      5,826,897
QQQ      POWERSH-QQQ              106,400,398    100,970,918      5,429,480
SIRI     SIRIUS XM RADIO          266,898,620    261,844,890      5,053,730
ESRX     EXPRESS SCRIPT            65,413,205     60,529,578      4,883,627
QCOM     QUALCOMM INC              21,856,766     17,221,277      4,635,489
CIEN     CIENA CORP                25,581,461     21,320,464      4,260,997
DNDN     DENDREON CORP             18,238,976     14,140,083      4,098,893
AMGN     AMGEN INC                 15,766,595     11,698,137      4,068,458
DTV      DIRECTV-A                 20,076,876     16,028,972      4,047,904
NTAP     NETAPP INC                20,539,015     16,663,225      3,875,790
ATVI     ACTIVISION BLIZZ          18,495,361     14,653,870      3,841,491
CLWR     CLEARWIRE -CL A           40,680,083     36,950,211      3,729,872
EXPE     EXPEDIA INC               20,930,950     17,240,863      3,690,087
WIN      WINDSTREAM CORP           30,914,437     27,224,567      3,689,870
VRSN     VERISIGN INC              10,177,032      6,535,390      3,641,642
ARRS     ARRIS GROUP INC           12,482,177      9,031,724      3,450,453
SYMC     SYMANTEC CORP              9,838,110      6,406,004      3,432,106
FITB     FIFTH THIRD BANC          15,836,781     12,757,969      3,078,812
SGEN     SEATTLE GENETICS          27,755,339     24,720,235      3,035,104
FAST     FASTENAL CO               28,043,605     25,348,363      2,695,242
CREE     CREE INC                  18,842,440     16,201,004      2,641,436
AAPL     APPLE INC                 15,164,040     12,537,735      2,626,305
JDSU     JDS UNIPHASE              10,549,080      7,938,580      2,610,500
COST     COSTCO WHOLESALE           8,771,747      6,193,950      2,577,797
GTAT     GT ADVANCED TECH          24,572,740     22,056,727      2,516,013
PCAR     PACCAR INC                10,976,619      8,519,603      2,457,016
GILD     GILEAD SCIENCES           14,356,430     12,066,795      2,289,635
DLTR     DOLLAR TREE INC            6,848,153      4,575,847      2,272,306
ACAS     AMERICAN CAPITAL          10,887,692      8,690,159      2,197,533
INFY     INFOSYS LTD-ADR           10,819,373      8,654,936      2,164,437
STX      SEAGATE TECHNOLO          15,171,907     13,044,599      2,127,308
ASIA     ASIAINFO-LINKAGE          12,632,467     10,534,795      2,097,672
ADBE     ADOBE SYS INC             15,232,770     13,182,556      2,050,214
CY       CYPRESS SEMICON           11,184,436      9,147,922      2,036,514
ADP      AUTOMATIC DATA             7,456,609      5,426,717      2,029,892
CDNS     CADENCE DESIGN            21,258,980     19,241,889      2,017,091
HCBK     HUDSON CITY BNCP          14,021,065     12,092,649      1,928,416
MNKD     MANNKIND CORP             24,619,214     22,696,827      1,922,387
LEAP     LEAP WIRELESS             11,608,263      9,695,315      1,912,948
CTSH     COGNIZANT TECH-A           5,926,672      4,086,652      1,840,020
VMED     VIRGIN MEDIA INC          28,066,124     26,244,605      1,821,519
AMZN     AMAZON.COM INC            10,178,880      8,375,364      1,803,516
FNSR     FINISAR CORP              11,853,744     10,052,778      1,800,966

TOP 50 DECREASES


Ticker                                                                   
Symbol   Company                    Aug. 31        Aug. 15         Change    
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INTC     INTEL CORP               154,476,351    173,444,175    -18,967,824
WCRX     WARNER CHILCOT-A           3,114,657      7,551,325     -4,436,668
SNDK     SANDISK CORP               6,822,806     10,131,826     -3,309,020
BRCD     BROCADE COMM SYS          11,928,611     14,912,156     -2,983,545
NUAN     NUANCE COMMUNICA           7,883,830     10,789,741     -2,905,911
ATML     ATMEL CORP                12,956,894     15,716,230     -2,759,336
RRD      RR DONNELLEY & S          22,548,146     25,105,877     -2,557,731
NWS      NEWS CORP-B                5,653,435      8,185,445     -2,532,010
CPST     CAPSTONE TURBINE          42,191,087     44,600,335     -2,409,248
ASBC     ASSOC BANC-CORP            7,246,873      9,617,544     -2,370,671
URBN     URBAN OUTFITTER           16,106,542     18,348,977     -2,242,435
AIXG     AIXTRON SE-ADR             2,661,123      4,889,421     -2,228,298
CAR      AVIS BUDGET GROU          11,043,149     13,246,243     -2,203,094
RIMM     RESEARCH IN MOTI          37,254,459     39,376,530     -2,122,071
BPOP     POPULAR INC                6,648,925      8,760,922     -2,111,997
NVLS     NOVELLUS SYS               7,670,652      9,567,005     -1,896,353
PAYX     PAYCHEX INC                9,096,042     10,803,952     -1,707,910
ARUN     ARUBA NETWORKS I          18,827,553     20,533,993     -1,706,440
ILMN     ILLUMINA INC              19,287,514     20,953,945     -1,666,431
ARNA     ARENA PHARMACEUT          18,836,330     20,488,344     -1,652,014
AMTD     TD AMERITRADE HO           9,880,022     11,378,799     -1,498,777
WOOF     VCA ANTECH INC             6,206,703      7,692,694     -1,485,991
CTE      SINOTECH ENE-ADR           3,915,528      5,397,495     -1,481,967
CEPH     CEPHALON INC               9,919,794     11,386,520     -1,466,726
AMLN     AMYLIN PHARM INC           8,413,775      9,787,667     -1,373,892
SPLS     STAPLES INC               27,106,223     28,449,599     -1,343,376
CADX     CADENCE PHARMACE          13,632,736     14,891,556     -1,258,820
AKAM     AKAMAI TECHNOLOG           7,319,761      8,566,402     -1,246,641
AGNC     AMERICAN CAPITAL           5,564,710      6,799,608     -1,234,898
ONNN     ON SEMICONDUCTOR          13,175,400     14,351,199     -1,175,799
CA       CA INC                    17,195,251     18,365,661     -1,170,410
ENDP     ENDO PHARMA HLDG           4,597,527      5,756,649     -1,159,122
VVUS     VIVUS INC                 17,110,960     18,236,954     -1,125,994
PSUN     PAC SUNWEAR CAL            8,605,600      9,712,667     -1,107,067
GPRO     GEN-PROBE                    846,914      1,938,875     -1,091,961
ORLY     O'REILLY AUTOMOT           5,617,168      6,699,961     -1,082,793
DWA      DREAMWORKS ANI-A          10,837,381     11,919,409     -1,082,028
ENZN     ENZON PHARMACEUT           6,963,353      8,025,324     -1,061,971
DRYS     DRYSHIPS INC              12,774,735     13,827,894     -1,053,159
MYGN     MYRIAD GENETICS            3,323,553      4,374,965     -1,051,412
MOLX     MOLEX INC                  7,081,426      8,114,457     -1,033,031
CNQR     CONCUR TECH INC            6,120,190      7,148,057     -1,027,867
RBCN     RUBICON TECHNOLO           5,601,839      6,623,956     -1,022,117
FLEX     FLEXTRONICS INTL          16,078,823     17,095,973     -1,017,150
JBLU     JETBLUE AIRWAYS           37,254,495     38,229,961       -975,466
CISG     CNINSURE INC-ADR           6,449,604      7,361,976       -912,372
WBMD     WEBMD HEALTH COR           2,367,866      3,230,846       -862,980
HSFT     HISOFT TECHN-ADR           1,369,194      2,224,704       -855,510
TLAB     TELLABS INC               14,867,190     15,720,923       -853,733
STXS     STEREOTAXIS INC            6,868,555      7,712,137       -843,582

*-- Data includes ETF positions.

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