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Largest NYSE Short Interest Changes as of Aug. 31

The following are the 50 largest short interest changes on the New York Stock Exchange 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    
=============================================================================
BAC      BANK OF AMERICA          211,917,374    141,893,578     70,023,796
CVS      CVS CAREMARK COR          44,810,307     21,362,628     23,447,679
GE       GENERAL ELECTRIC         125,208,366    102,659,055     22,549,311
IWM      ISHARES-RUS 2000         251,423,272    236,077,192     15,346,080
PFE      PFIZER INC                91,062,637     77,039,926     14,022,711
USO      UNITED STATES OI          33,959,795     20,177,304     13,782,491
WFC      WELLS FARGO & CO          61,785,860     51,115,010     10,670,850
USB      US BANCORP                36,038,500     25,672,657     10,365,843
S        SPRINT NEXTEL CO         100,191,051     90,604,672      9,586,379
KO       COCA-COLA CO/THE          29,322,511     20,558,774      8,763,737
C        CITIGROUP INC             63,369,984     54,887,360      8,482,624
VWO      VANGUARD MSCI EM          20,287,449     11,842,423      8,445,026
SVU      SUPERVALU INC             53,122,348     45,012,094      8,110,254
XOM      EXXON MOBIL CORP          45,961,604     38,122,836      7,838,768
LOW      LOWE'S COS INC            22,172,737     14,499,179      7,673,558
STI      SUNTRUST BANKS            13,940,706      6,269,304      7,671,402
KWK      QUICKSILVER RES           24,188,715     17,108,823      7,079,892
CX       CEMEX SAB-SP ADR          74,944,336     67,901,402      7,042,934
T        AT&T INC                  64,639,968     57,743,258      6,896,710
FRX      FOREST LABS INC           25,316,744     18,953,229      6,363,515
JPM      JPMORGAN CHASE            52,709,976     46,382,251      6,327,725
TWX      TIME WARNER INC           36,539,169     30,368,340      6,170,829
XRT      SPDR S&P RETAIL           66,416,037     60,327,616      6,088,421
NLY      ANNALY CAPITAL M          42,964,849     36,928,793      6,036,056
SVM      SILVERCORP METAL          15,628,190      9,634,849      5,993,341
MRK      MERCK & CO                32,197,325     26,365,051      5,832,274
ECL      ECOLAB INC                23,505,743     17,866,990      5,638,753
RAD      RITE AID CORP             67,145,523     61,508,704      5,636,819
GLW      CORNING INC               28,092,823     22,543,188      5,549,635
KEY      KEYCORP                   22,808,999     17,551,868      5,257,131
PG       PROCTER & GAMBLE          31,815,558     26,676,976      5,138,582
XOP      SPDR OIL&GAS EXP          55,328,909     50,200,552      5,128,357
VZ       VERIZON COMMUNIC          52,888,239     47,809,069      5,079,170
AXP      AMERICAN EXPRESS          19,683,069     14,660,218      5,022,851
KFT      KRAFT FOODS INC           20,591,070     15,570,363      5,020,707
XLU      SPDR-UTIL SELECT          22,568,708     17,588,890      4,979,818
PHI      PHILIPP LONG-ADR           5,128,906        248,366      4,880,540
GNW      GENWORTH FINANCI          22,788,727     17,969,157      4,819,570
BCS      BARCLAYS PLC-ADR          12,566,600      7,781,703      4,784,897
MS       MORGAN STANLEY            18,510,851     13,792,287      4,718,564
IBM      IBM                       21,837,863     17,150,849      4,687,014
PEG      PUB SERV ENTERP            9,792,901      5,316,322      4,476,579
HD       HOME DEPOT INC            37,742,017     33,285,774      4,456,243
DE       DEERE & CO                12,860,591      8,459,264      4,401,327
AA       ALCOA INC                 58,125,489     53,726,411      4,399,078
ABV      AMBEV-PRF ADR              9,463,051      5,106,933      4,356,118
KR       KROGER CO                 19,546,872     15,223,668      4,323,204
JNJ      JOHNSON&JOHNSON           48,980,850     44,685,830      4,295,020
LM       LEGG MASON INC            12,995,060      8,703,100      4,291,960
CVX      CHEVRON CORP              30,905,395     26,643,673      4,261,722

TOP 50 DECREASES


Ticker                                                                   
Symbol   Company                    Aug. 31        Aug. 15         Change    
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SPY      SPDR S&P 500 ETF         500,181,654    532,574,789    -32,393,135
ASX      ADV SEMI ENG-ADR           4,923,769     26,648,984    -21,725,215
EK       EASTMAN KODAK             68,710,068     81,414,683    -12,704,615
XL       XL GROUP PLC               4,759,691     15,208,085    -10,448,394
MMI      MOTOROLA MOBILIT           6,841,303     17,152,171    -10,310,868
PM       PHILIP MORRIS IN          20,993,577     29,575,941     -8,582,364
VXX      IPATH-S&P S/T FU          48,587,488     56,891,185     -8,303,697
EWJ      ISHARES-JAPAN             23,764,745     31,927,026     -8,162,281
EFA      ISHARES-MSCI EAF          31,605,221     39,026,427     -7,421,206
DIA      SPDR DJIA TRUST           11,554,089     18,904,118     -7,350,029
XLB      SPDR-MATERIALS            30,905,360     37,613,145     -6,707,785
CPN      CALPINE CORP              21,053,140     27,680,662     -6,627,522
PMI      PMI GROUP INC             25,247,963     31,561,123     -6,313,160
NOK      NOKIA CORP-ADR            95,077,098    100,924,880     -5,847,782
MGM      MGM RESORTS INTE          45,589,862     51,341,072     -5,751,210
XIV      VELOCITYSH INV V             832,029      6,537,392     -5,705,363
XLY      SPDR-CONS DISCRE          30,750,112     36,331,836     -5,581,724
AMD      ADV MICRO DEVICE          97,280,101    102,570,728     -5,290,627
EMC      EMC CORP/MASS             75,156,376     79,791,019     -4,634,643
IYR      ISHARES-DJ REAL           46,627,320     51,125,866     -4,498,546
RY       ROYAL BANK OF CA           9,116,848     13,540,680     -4,423,832
TSM      TAIWAN SEMIC-ADR          30,316,828     34,680,784     -4,363,956
WMB      WILLIAMS COS INC          19,555,103     23,768,282     -4,213,179
XLV      SPDR-HEALTH CARE          41,910,119     45,873,417     -3,963,298
TD       TORONTO-DOM BANK           7,199,269     11,001,396     -3,802,127
HOV      HOVNANIAN ENT-A           12,608,673     16,383,528     -3,774,855
BSBR     BANCO SANTANDER           11,305,279     15,078,782     -3,773,503
UPL      ULTRA PETROLEUM            6,320,710     10,025,167     -3,704,457
FNF      FIDELITY NATL-A            7,606,422     11,255,176     -3,648,754
XLI      SPDR-INDU SELECT          44,239,133     47,755,143     -3,516,010
RSX      MKT VECT-RUSSIA            3,074,511      6,553,877     -3,479,366
HUN      HUNTSMAN CORP              2,528,593      5,994,044     -3,465,451
BX       BLACKSTONE GROUP           7,002,872     10,293,832     -3,290,960
TER      TERADYNE INC              18,351,026     21,573,973     -3,222,947
AUY      YAMANA GOLD INC            7,137,436     10,321,347     -3,183,911
KBE      SPDR KBW BANK ET          10,201,396     13,325,236     -3,123,840
KV/A     KV PHARM-A                10,095,922     13,127,136     -3,031,214
GPS      GAP INC/THE               22,658,456     25,686,200     -3,027,744
DEI      DOUGLAS EMMETT            11,783,050     14,752,631     -2,969,581
BBY      BEST BUY CO INC           34,607,172     37,540,756     -2,933,584
TC       THOMPSON CREEK M          14,082,142     16,923,495     -2,841,353
NOC      NORTHROP GRUMMAN          11,822,637     14,644,101     -2,821,464
GFI      GOLD FIELDS-ADR            2,596,123      5,388,215     -2,792,092
TLT      ISHARES BARCLAYS          16,279,132     19,011,870     -2,732,738
GLD      SPDR GOLD TRUST           28,444,190     31,156,041     -2,711,851
EEM      ISHARES-EMG MKT           59,023,251     61,715,810     -2,692,559
EWI      ISHARES-ITALY              3,525,103      6,201,982     -2,676,879
CBG      CB RICHARD ELL-A           8,438,759     11,014,638     -2,575,879
XLP      SPDR-CONS STAPLE          15,116,966     17,674,150     -2,557,184
YOKU     YOUKU.COM IN-ADR           5,416,394      7,963,527     -2,547,133

*-- Data includes ETF positions.

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