NYSE Alternext Short Interest by Industries as of Oct. 14

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 Oct. 14 settlement date. The total positions decreased 1.82 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.06 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Total Company           324      396    403  -1.82  3.01   3.07  -0.06   5.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Automobiles & Componen   3      49.0     23.9 105.0  0.11   0.06   0.06   0.3
Consumer Durables & Ap  14   9,434.2  9,543.2  -1.1  4.17   4.22  -0.05  11.9
Consumer Services        7     943.7    921.0   2.5  0.67   0.65   0.02   6.0
Media                    5     307.7    334.1  -7.9  0.30   0.32  -0.03   2.0
Retailing                8     376.7    379.1  -0.6  0.44   0.44   0.00   1.4
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Total                   37  11,111.2 11,201.4  -0.8  1.85   1.87  -0.02   7.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Food Beverage & Tobacc   8   1,079.1  1,171.6  -7.9  1.04   1.12  -0.09   6.9
Household & Personal P   4      71.2     68.6   3.8  0.14   0.14   0.01   1.4
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Total                   12   1,150.3  1,240.1  -7.2  0.74   0.80  -0.06   5.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
                       #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Energy                  45 126,560.6132,400.6  -4.4  3.82   4.00  -0.18   6.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Financials             #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Banks                   15   3,141.0  3,114.3   0.9  3.48   3.45   0.03  16.6
Diversified Financials   6   6,495.1  6,726.8  -3.4  2.58   2.68  -0.10   7.3
Insurance                1     907.1    981.5  -7.6  3.88   4.20  -0.32   7.6
Real Estate             17   5,700.8  5,995.9  -4.9  4.34   4.57  -0.23  12.3
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Total                   39  16,244.0 16,818.6  -3.4  3.27   3.39  -0.12   9.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Health Care            #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Health Care Equipment   19  22,445.9 22,840.6  -1.7  4.28   4.37  -0.09  10.4
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  30  38,291.3 37,431.3   2.3  2.85   2.76   0.09   4.9
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Total                   49  60,737.2 60,271.9   0.8  3.25   3.20   0.04   6.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Industrials            #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Capital Goods           32   4,343.9  4,601.3  -5.6  1.38   1.47  -0.08   5.9
Commercial & Professio  10   4,202.2  4,653.5  -9.7  3.02   3.32  -0.29   6.0
Transportation           3      49.1     41.5  18.2  0.39   0.33   0.06   0.5
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Total                   45   8,595.2  9,296.3  -7.5  1.85   1.99  -0.14   5.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
Information Technology #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Semiconductors & Semic   1       1.6      1.9 -17.8  0.07   0.08  -0.01   1.0
Software & Services     17  15,319.5 16,241.6  -5.7  5.35   5.83  -0.48   6.3
Technology Hardware &   15   2,855.7  2,893.5  -1.3  1.66   1.70  -0.04   4.9
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Total                   33  18,176.8 19,137.0  -5.0  3.95   4.24  -0.30   6.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
                       #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Materials               59 150,227.6149,678.4   0.4  2.65   2.64   0.01   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(000)           Ratio(%)   Ratio   Cover 
                       #cos     10/14   9/30  %Chg   10/14  9/30   Chg   10/14
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Utilities                4   3,267.7  3,354.9  -2.6  2.84   2.91  -0.08  16.5
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