NYSE Alternext Short Interest by Industries as of Sept. 30

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 Alternext as of the Sept. 30 settlement date. The total positions decreased 1.95 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.07 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Total Company           325      403    411  -1.95  3.07   3.13  -0.07   4.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Automobiles & Componen   3      23.9     22.6   5.7  0.06   0.05   0.00   0.5
Consumer Durables & Ap  14   9,543.2  9,745.8  -2.1  4.22   4.33  -0.10  15.6
Consumer Services        7     921.0    908.4   1.4  0.65   0.64   0.01   6.5
Media                    5     334.1    443.8 -24.7  0.32   0.43  -0.11   3.1
Retailing                8     379.1    523.2 -27.5  0.44   0.61  -0.17   1.6
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Total                   37  11,201.4 11,643.9  -3.8  1.87   1.95  -0.08   9.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Food Beverage & Tobacc   8   1,171.6  1,167.9   0.3  1.12   1.12   0.00   6.1
Household & Personal P   4      68.6     63.0   8.9  0.14   0.13   0.01   1.3
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Total                   12   1,240.1  1,230.9   0.8  0.80   0.80   0.01   5.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
                       #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Energy                  45 132,400.6135,422.7  -2.2  4.00   4.11  -0.11   6.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Financials             #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Banks                   15   3,114.3  2,997.4   3.9  3.45   3.33   0.12  17.9
Diversified Financials   6   6,726.8  6,747.8  -0.3  2.68   2.67   0.01   7.6
Insurance                1     981.5  1,077.3  -8.9  4.20   4.61  -0.41   7.9
Real Estate             17   5,995.9  6,245.9  -4.0  4.57   4.82  -0.25  13.0
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Total                   39  16,818.6 17,068.4  -1.5  3.39   3.44  -0.05  10.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Health Care            #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Health Care Equipment   19  22,840.6 23,061.2  -1.0  4.37   4.43  -0.06  10.6
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  30  37,431.3 38,844.9  -3.6  2.76   2.87  -0.12   7.3
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Total                   49  60,271.9 61,906.1  -2.6  3.20   3.31  -0.10   8.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Industrials            #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Capital Goods           32   4,601.3  4,698.5  -2.1  1.47   1.51  -0.04   3.8
Commercial & Professio  10   4,653.5  4,634.3   0.4  3.32   3.31   0.01   4.2
Transportation           3      41.5     50.1 -17.1  0.33   0.40  -0.07   0.5
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Total                   45   9,296.3  9,382.9  -0.9  1.99   2.02  -0.03   3.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Information Technology #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Semiconductors & Semic   1       1.9      1.4  35.5  0.08   0.06   0.02   1.3
Software & Services     17  16,241.6 16,262.0  -0.1  5.83   5.81   0.02   9.8
Technology Hardware &   16   2,927.7  3,095.3  -5.4  1.70   1.80  -0.10   4.9
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Total                   34  19,171.2 19,358.7  -1.0  4.23   4.26  -0.03   8.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
                       #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Materials               59 149,678.4152,097.3  -1.6  2.64   2.68  -0.04   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
                       #cos     9/30    9/15  %Chg   9/30   9/15   Chg   9/30 
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Utilities                4   3,354.9  3,354.9   0.0  2.91   2.91   0.00  18.6
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