S&P 500 Short Interest Changes by Industry on Jan. 31

(Corrects table published with blank columns on Feb. 9.)

The following are the short interest positions and short interest vs float ratio aggregated by sector and industry group for companies listed in the S&P 500 Index as of the Jan. 31 settlement date. The total positions decreased 8.15 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.19 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Total Company           500    6,162  6,709  -8.15  2.15   2.34  -0.19   1.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Consumer Discretionary #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Automobiles & Componen   5     200.1    195.5   2.4  3.98   3.89   0.09   2.5
Consumer Durables & Ap  13     146.4    150.5  -2.7  5.60   5.76  -0.16   2.8
Consumer Services       14     114.9    126.2  -8.9  2.80   3.07  -0.27   2.2
Media                   16     232.0    264.3 -12.2  2.26   2.57  -0.31   2.6
Retailing               32     384.3    429.6 -10.5  4.23   4.72  -0.49   2.8
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Total                   80   1,077.7  1,166.0  -7.6  3.47   3.75  -0.28   2.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Consumer Staples       #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Food & Staples Retaili   9     212.8    221.9  -4.1  3.42   3.57  -0.15   4.3
Food Beverage & Tobacc  27     184.2    213.9 -13.9  1.22   1.41  -0.20   2.2
Household & Personal P   6      51.2     64.1 -20.1  1.16   1.45  -0.29   1.8
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Total                   42     448.2    500.0 -10.4  1.74   1.94  -0.20   2.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Energy                  43     430.0    458.1  -6.1  1.90   2.03  -0.12   1.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Financials             #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Banks                   15     215.7    255.2 -15.5  1.49   1.77  -0.27   1.2
Diversified Financials  27     442.4    503.0 -12.0  1.63   1.85  -0.22   0.9
Insurance               22     182.6    189.8  -3.8  2.06   2.14  -0.08   2.1
Real Estate             17     201.9    209.3  -3.5  3.98   4.12  -0.15   4.2
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Total                   81   1,042.6  1,157.3  -9.9  1.88   2.08  -0.21   1.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Health Care            #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Health Care Equipment   31     291.5    309.0  -5.7  2.82   2.99  -0.17   2.9
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  21     306.8    333.7  -8.1  1.36   1.48  -0.12   1.8
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Total                   52     598.2    642.7  -6.9  1.82   1.96  -0.14   2.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Industrials            #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Capital Goods           41     342.2    372.9  -8.2  1.51   1.64  -0.13   2.2
Commercial & Professio  11     143.4    125.9  13.9  7.76   6.81   0.95   7.0
Transportation           9      68.5     76.7 -10.6  1.69   1.88  -0.20   1.8
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Total                   61     554.1    575.4  -3.7  1.93   2.01  -0.07   2.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Information Technology #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Semiconductors & Semic  17     403.8    480.2 -15.9  3.29   3.91  -0.62   1.7
Software & Services     31     338.1    401.5 -15.8  1.49   1.76  -0.27   1.5
Technology Hardware &   23     416.1    458.9  -9.3  2.10   2.32  -0.22   1.8
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Total                   71   1,158.0  1,340.6 -13.6  2.11   2.44  -0.33   1.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Materials               30     280.8    302.2  -7.1  3.09   3.33  -0.24   2.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Telecommunication Serv   7     322.8    305.2   5.8  2.28   2.16   0.12   2.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     1/31    1/13  %Chg   1/31   1/13   Chg   1/31
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Utilities               33     249.3    261.1  -4.5  2.12   2.22  -0.10   2.4
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