Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Dec. 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 Dec. 15 settlement date. The total positions decreased 4.72 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.25 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Total Company          2475    6,657  6,987  -4.72  4.69   4.94  -0.25   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Automobiles & Componen  17      47.6     49.5  -3.8  9.38   9.76  -0.38  10.2
Consumer Durables & Ap  63     139.9    141.7  -1.3  8.60   8.71  -0.10   5.3
Consumer Services       83     201.9    213.7  -5.5  6.27   6.65  -0.38   6.0
Media                   65     529.0    533.8  -0.9  4.44   4.50  -0.05   4.4
Retailing               89     309.3    309.9  -0.2  6.65   6.65   0.00   4.3
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Total                  317   1,227.7  1,248.6  -1.7  5.60   5.71  -0.10   4.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Food & Staples Retaili  22      40.5     41.3  -1.9  4.37   4.51  -0.14   4.9
Food Beverage & Tobacc  45     107.9    115.1  -6.2 10.60  11.24  -0.64   5.2
Household & Personal P  19      10.7     11.1  -3.8  3.92   4.07  -0.15   9.4
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Total                   86     159.2    167.6  -5.0  7.17   7.56  -0.39   5.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Energy                  92     212.0    222.2  -4.6  6.61   6.97  -0.36   4.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Banks                  422     410.7    435.5  -5.7  3.69   3.94  -0.25   4.4
Diversified Financials  83     153.6    169.9  -9.6  3.50   3.87  -0.37   3.5
Insurance               41      38.7     41.8  -7.3  4.06   4.38  -0.32   6.4
Real Estate             27      17.8     19.5  -8.3  2.50   2.77  -0.27   2.4
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Total                  573     620.9    666.6  -6.9  3.61   3.90  -0.28   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Health Care Equipment  172     406.7    415.3  -2.1  7.65   7.80  -0.15   8.4
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 249   1,092.5  1,104.8  -1.1  7.32   7.53  -0.21   6.0
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Total                  421   1,499.2  1,520.1  -1.4  7.41   7.60  -0.19   6.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Capital Goods          150     281.3    296.8  -5.2  7.01   7.39  -0.38   8.5
Commercial & Professio  68     127.0    131.5  -3.4  6.18   6.40  -0.22   9.9
Transportation          50     138.9    142.0  -2.1  6.07   6.23  -0.17   5.2
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Total                  268     547.2    570.2  -4.0  6.55   6.83  -0.28   7.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Semiconductors & Semic 123     700.8    734.9  -4.7  4.06   4.25  -0.19   2.6
Software & Services    253     778.1    819.6  -5.1  2.89   3.05  -0.16   2.9
Technology Hardware &  230     686.2    694.8  -1.2  3.49   3.54  -0.04   3.0
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Total                  606   2,165.1  2,249.3  -3.7  3.39   3.52  -0.13   2.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Materials               60      61.1     66.1  -7.6  3.63   3.94  -0.30   3.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Telecommunication Serv  37     158.6    269.4 -41.1  4.95   9.09  -4.14   2.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/15   11/30 %Chg   12/15  11/30  Chg   12/15
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Utilities               15       5.8      6.4  -9.8  2.90   3.22  -0.31  10.1
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