U.S. Market Total Short Interest by Industries as of Oct. 31

The following are the short interest positions and short interest vs float ratios aggregated by sector and industry group for companies listed on NYSE, AMEX and Nasdaq as of Oct. 31 settlement date. The total positions decreased 3.35 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.13 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           4515 17,992  18,616 -3.35    3.60   3.73-0.13     3.0
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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    46   336.9   344.9 -2.32   4.58   4.69 -0.11    2.6
Consumer Durables & Ap   139   603.5   615.8 -2.00   9.11   9.29 -0.18    4.1
Consumer Services        148   530.4   564.7 -6.06   5.77   6.10 -0.33    3.6
Media                    117   862.3   876.2 -1.58   4.33   4.40 -0.06    4.1
Retailing                169   958.9   977.7 -1.92   6.61   6.75 -0.14    4.3
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Total                    619 3,292.1 3,379.2 -2.58   5.72   5.86 -0.14    3.8

                              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    31   287.9   294.6 -2.25   3.96   4.04 -0.08    4.3
Food Beverage & Tobacc   108   440.7   457.0 -3.57   2.45   2.55 -0.10    3.2
Household & Personal P    41   100.8   110.3 -8.66   1.94   2.13 -0.19    3.1
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Total                    180   829.4   861.9 -3.77   2.73   2.84 -0.11    3.5

                              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                   367 1,647.4 1,667.4 -1.20   3.26   3.31 -0.04    2.6
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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                    495   975.4   995.8 -2.06   3.07   3.13 -0.06    2.7
Diversified Financials   170   835.0   885.9 -5.75   2.23   2.36 -0.14    1.3
Insurance                125   451.5   473.3 -4.59   2.87   3.00 -0.13    2.7
Real Estate              202   998.2 1,006.4 -0.81   5.41   5.47 -0.07    4.6
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Total                    992 3,260.1 3,361.4 -3.01   3.15   3.25 -0.10    2.4

                              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    267   799.2   842.8 -5.17   4.42   4.63 -0.21    3.7
Pharmaceuticals, Biote   306 1,359.9 1,421.0 -4.30   3.69   3.85 -0.17    4.3
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Total                    573 2,159.2 2,263.8 -4.62   3.93   4.11 -0.18    4.0

                              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            366 1,030.7 1,092.5 -5.65   3.06   3.24 -0.18    3.2
Commercial Services &    136   337.1   350.8 -3.89   5.67   5.87 -0.20    6.8
Transportation            97   458.4   489.0 -6.25   3.94   4.19 -0.24    3.4
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Total                    599 1,826.3 1,932.2 -5.48   3.57   3.76 -0.20    3.6

                              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           136   932.6   965.6 -3.41   4.56   4.72 -0.16    2.3
Software & Services      329 1,078.2 1,140.6 -5.47   3.13   3.31 -0.18    2.8
Technology Hardware &    294 1,009.1 1,042.8 -3.23   3.23   3.32 -0.10    2.3
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Total                    759 3,019.9 3,148.9 -4.10   3.50   3.65 -0.15    2.5

                              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                261   964.1   986.2 -2.25   3.26   3.34 -0.07    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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Telecommunication Serv    58   552.3   559.5 -1.29   3.02   3.07 -0.05    3.3
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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                107   441.6   455.0 -2.95   2.59   2.67 -0.08    3.3
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