Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Oct. 31

The following are the short interest positions and short interest vs float ratio aggregated by sector and industry group for companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market as of the Oct. 31 settlement date. The total positions decreased 3.63 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.18 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Total Company          2497    6,779  7,035  -3.63  4.75   4.94  -0.18   3.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Automobiles & Componen  18      46.9     46.2   1.5  9.01   8.89   0.12  11.2
Consumer Durables & Ap  63     138.9    141.4  -1.8  8.52   8.67  -0.14   4.7
Consumer Services       84     203.6    219.5  -7.2  6.93   7.45  -0.52   5.6
Media                   68     511.3    511.9  -0.1  4.32   4.33  -0.02   3.7
Retailing               90     297.3    303.7  -2.1  6.36   6.52  -0.16   3.7
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Total                  323   1,197.9  1,222.6  -2.0  5.54   5.67  -0.12   4.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Food & Staples Retaili  22      41.6     45.0  -7.7  4.55   4.96  -0.41   5.4
Food Beverage & Tobacc  45     104.2     98.0   6.3 10.16   9.56   0.60   4.2
Household & Personal P  19      11.4     12.1  -6.2  4.16   4.42  -0.26   8.8
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Total                   86     157.1    155.2   1.3  7.10   7.03   0.07   4.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Energy                  93     219.7    227.0  -3.2  6.58   6.80  -0.22   3.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Banks                  427     441.4    451.7  -2.3  4.02   4.13  -0.11   3.0
Diversified Financials  83     152.8    164.1  -6.9  3.99   4.28  -0.29   3.4
Insurance               42      39.4     40.2  -2.1  4.17   4.26  -0.08   6.5
Real Estate             27      20.0     20.9  -4.5  2.87   3.19  -0.32   1.9
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Total                  579     653.5    677.0  -3.5  3.97   4.14  -0.16   3.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Health Care Equipment  172     410.3    424.9  -3.5  7.74   8.01  -0.27   6.8
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 249   1,027.9  1,056.0  -2.7  6.88   7.08  -0.20   5.8
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Total                  421   1,438.1  1,481.0  -2.9  7.11   7.32  -0.22   6.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Capital Goods          153     295.1    305.9  -3.5  6.77   7.00  -0.23   7.2
Commercial & Professio  68     127.5    129.6  -1.6  6.27   6.37  -0.10   8.4
Transportation          52     184.1    208.1 -11.5  4.39   5.00  -0.61   3.8
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Total                  273     606.8    643.5  -5.7  5.73   6.09  -0.36   5.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Semiconductors & Semic 124     746.7    777.3  -3.9  4.26   4.43  -0.17   2.2
Software & Services    254     806.3    853.8  -5.6  3.00   3.18  -0.18   2.6
Technology Hardware &  231     701.2    741.3  -5.4  3.55   3.74  -0.20   2.5
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Total                  609   2,254.2  2,372.4  -5.0  3.51   3.69  -0.18   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Materials               61      67.2     66.7   0.7  3.99   3.96   0.03   3.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Telecommunication Serv  36     178.3    182.1  -2.1  8.65   8.84  -0.19   6.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     10/31   10/14 %Chg   10/31  10/14  Chg   10/31
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Utilities               16       6.6      7.2  -7.7  3.04   3.29  -0.25   9.0
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