Biggest Nasdaq Changes in Short Interest vs Float as of Oct. 14

The following tables show companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market that have the largest changes in short interest as a percentage of shares available for trading as of the Oct. 14 settlement date.

TOP 25 INCREASES IN SHORT INTEREST VS FLOAT


                                      Oct. 14         Sept. 30   
                                  Short Interest   Short Interest   
Ticker Name                        /Free Float %   /Free Float %    Increase % 
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BSFT  BROADSOFT INC                      51.83           39.00        12.84
CARB  CARBONITE INC                      37.70           25.09        12.62
SKUL  SKULLCANDY INC                     46.75           36.80         9.95
VRA   VERA BRADLEY INC                   48.58           39.37         9.21
FRAN  FRANCESCAS HOLDI                   21.84           12.68         9.16
DMND  DIAMOND FOODS                      46.95           39.52         7.43
AMSC  AMER SUPERCONDTR                   29.36           23.50         5.86
STMP  STAMPS.COM INC                     15.56           10.64         4.92
HGIC  HARLEYSVILLE GRP                    6.63            1.95         4.68
HTWR  HEARTWARE INTERN                   19.51           15.04         4.48
CHEF  CHEFS WAREHOUSE                     6.01            1.56         4.46
CLWR  CLEARWIRE -CL A                    32.53           28.17         4.37
TSLA  TESLA MOTORS                       62.51           58.25         4.26
COLM  COLUMBIA SPORTSW                   12.91            8.78         4.13
OPTT  OCEAN POWER TECH                   11.21            7.25         3.96
MTGE  AMERICAN CAPITAL                    4.18            0.22         3.95
TNGO  TANGOE INC/CT                       6.23            2.29         3.94
VPRT  VISTAPRINT NV                      19.45           15.59         3.86
FBNK  FIRST CONNECTICU                    3.94            0.15         3.79
HEV   ENER1 INC                          19.12           15.68         3.45
AWAY  HOMEAWAY INC                       19.39           15.96         3.43
SFLY  SHUTTERFLY INC                     19.97           16.59         3.39
OPEN  OPENTABLE INC                      52.60           49.23         3.37
HZNP  HORIZON PHARMA I                    3.60            0.28         3.32
MEAS  MEASUREMENT SPEC                   12.04            8.85         3.19

TOP 25 DECREASES IN SHORT INTEREST VS FLOAT

                                      Oct. 14         Sept. 30   
                                  Short Interest   Short Interest   
Ticker Name                        /Free Float %   /Free Float %    Decrease % 
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ZIP   ZIPCAR INC                         43.57           56.73       -13.16
SRLS  SERACARE LIFE                       0.56            7.23        -6.67
PLCE  CHILDRENS PLACE                    24.20           29.98        -5.78
PWER  POWER-ONE INC                      15.55           21.15        -5.60
CPLP  CAPITAL PRODUCT                     0.64            5.45        -4.81
MELI  MERCADOLIBRE INC                    8.63           13.29        -4.66
AFFX  AFFYMETRIX INC                      9.62           14.08        -4.46
HRBN  HARBIN ELECTRIC                    38.05           42.44        -4.38
VECO  VEECO INSTRUMENT                   22.15           26.34        -4.18
SUSQ  SUSQUEHAN BNCSHS                   12.01           16.02        -4.01
NUVA  NUVASIVE INC                       11.55           15.33        -3.78
ALSK  ALASKA COMM SYS                    24.38           28.12        -3.73
SGMO  SANGAMO BIOSCIEN                   13.18           16.90        -3.72
SODA  SODASTREAM INTER                   48.67           52.15        -3.48
CREE  CREE INC                           13.83           17.27        -3.43
BONT  BON-TON STORES                     15.79           19.17        -3.38
SYNA  SYNAPTICS INC                      18.22           21.52        -3.30
SAFM  SANDERSON FARMS                    22.95           26.18        -3.23
ALKS  ALKERMES PLC                        6.17            9.30        -3.13
RLOC  REACHLOCAL INC                     26.25           29.32        -3.07
BCRX  BIOCRYST PHARM                     10.33           13.29        -2.95
IDCC  INTERDIGITAL INC                   15.09           17.81        -2.72
NTRI  NUTRISYSTEM INC                    18.40           21.05        -2.65
PATH  NUPATHE INC                         7.42           10.07        -2.65
JVA   COFFEE HOLDING C                   25.08           27.68        -2.60

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