Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Nov. 15

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 Nov. 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 0.53 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.03 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Total Company          2487    6,812  6,776   0.53  4.79   4.76   0.03   3.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Automobiles & Componen  18      47.8     46.9   1.9  9.19   9.01   0.17   8.2
Consumer Durables & Ap  63     138.2    138.9  -0.5  8.51   8.52  -0.01   5.8
Consumer Services       84     199.8    203.6  -1.8  6.81   6.93  -0.12   5.3
Media                   67     491.5    511.3  -3.9  4.30   4.32  -0.02   3.2
Retailing               88     302.9    296.9   2.0  6.56   6.39   0.17   4.5
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Total                  320   1,180.2  1,197.5  -1.4  5.58   5.55   0.03   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Food & Staples Retaili  22      40.6     41.6  -2.2  4.44   4.55  -0.11   4.9
Food Beverage & Tobacc  45     113.2    104.2   8.6 11.06  10.16   0.90   3.9
Household & Personal P  19      10.5     11.4  -7.6  3.77   4.16  -0.38   9.3
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Total                   86     164.3    157.1   4.5  7.41   7.10   0.31   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Energy                  96     227.3    219.7   3.4  6.66   6.56   0.10   3.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Banks                  424     430.3    439.0  -2.0  3.90   4.02  -0.12   4.6
Diversified Financials  82     156.7    159.7  -1.9  4.04   4.10  -0.06   3.6
Insurance               42      39.4     39.4   0.0  4.12   4.17  -0.06   7.6
Real Estate             27      18.0     20.0  -9.8  2.56   2.87  -0.31   2.6
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Total                  575     644.4    658.1  -2.1  3.89   4.00  -0.11   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Health Care Equipment  173     410.5    410.9  -0.1  7.75   7.74   0.01   6.8
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 248   1,089.0  1,026.9   6.0  7.32   6.91   0.41   6.1
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Total                  421   1,499.5  1,437.8   4.3  7.43   7.13   0.30   6.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Capital Goods          153     308.5    294.2   4.8  7.10   6.77   0.33   6.9
Commercial & Professio  68     126.3    127.5  -1.0  6.15   6.27  -0.12   7.8
Transportation          50     200.1    183.9   8.8  4.63   4.41   0.23   4.2
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Total                  271     635.0    605.7   4.8  5.92   5.74   0.18   5.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Semiconductors & Semic 122     718.6    743.5  -3.3  4.17   4.26  -0.10   2.7
Software & Services    253     794.2    806.3  -1.5  2.94   3.00  -0.05   2.8
Technology Hardware &  230     693.1    699.6  -0.9  3.51   3.55  -0.03   2.5
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Total                  605   2,206.0  2,249.4  -1.9  3.45   3.51  -0.06   2.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Materials               61      64.1     67.2  -4.5  3.82   3.99  -0.17   3.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Telecommunication Serv  37     185.3    177.5   4.3  8.86   8.62   0.24   5.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Utilities               15       6.1      6.0   2.8  3.07   2.99   0.08   9.6
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