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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Nov. 30

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. 30 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.52 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.12 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Total Company          2475    6,961  6,791   2.52  4.91   4.79   0.12   4.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Automobiles & Componen  16      49.5     47.5   4.3  9.89   9.51   0.38  10.2
Consumer Durables & Ap  63     141.7    138.2   2.5  8.71   8.51   0.20   7.0
Consumer Services       83     198.8    199.3  -0.2  6.75   6.81  -0.06   6.5
Media                   67     534.7    501.0   6.7  4.50   4.21   0.29   3.5
Retailing               88     309.9    305.8   1.3  6.65   6.58   0.07   4.2
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Total                  317   1,234.6  1,191.7   3.6  5.71   5.52   0.19   4.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Food & Staples Retaili  22      41.3     40.6   1.7  4.51   4.44   0.07   5.5
Food Beverage & Tobacc  45     115.1    113.2   1.7 11.24  11.06   0.17   5.4
Household & Personal P  19      11.1     10.5   6.0  4.07   3.77   0.30   9.8
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Total                   86     167.6    164.3   2.0  7.56   7.41   0.15   5.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Energy                  94     222.5    217.3   2.4  6.89   6.80   0.09   3.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Banks                  423     435.5    428.7   1.6  3.94   3.89   0.05   5.4
Diversified Financials  82     160.5    156.7   2.4  4.13   4.04   0.09   4.0
Insurance               41      41.8     39.4   6.0  4.38   4.13   0.25   8.1
Real Estate             27      19.5     18.0   8.0  2.77   2.56   0.21   3.5
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Total                  573     657.1    642.8   2.2  3.96   3.88   0.08   5.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Health Care Equipment  173     415.3    409.1   1.5  7.79   7.71   0.08   8.4
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 249   1,104.9  1,086.7   1.7  7.51   7.39   0.12   6.2
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Total                  422   1,520.2  1,495.8   1.6  7.58   7.47   0.11   6.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Capital Goods          150     300.9    299.2   0.6  7.25   7.20   0.05   7.8
Commercial & Professio  68     131.5    126.3   4.1  6.40   6.15   0.25   8.9
Transportation          50     212.9    200.1   6.4  4.92   4.63   0.29   4.4
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Total                  268     645.3    625.6   3.1  6.13   5.94   0.19   6.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Semiconductors & Semic 122     734.9    718.6   2.3  4.26   4.17   0.09   2.5
Software & Services    252     818.6    790.2   3.6  3.04   2.94   0.10   3.2
Technology Hardware &  230     694.8    693.1   0.2  3.54   3.52   0.02   2.8
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Total                  604   2,248.2  2,201.9   2.1  3.52   3.45   0.07   2.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Materials               60      66.1     64.1   3.1  3.94   3.82   0.11   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Telecommunication Serv  36     193.3    180.8   6.9  9.80   9.20   0.61   6.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Utilities               15       6.4      6.1   4.9  3.22   3.07   0.15   9.8
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