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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Feb. 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 Feb. 15 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.20 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.02 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Total Company          2446    6,484  6,497  -0.20  4.57   4.60  -0.02   3.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Automobiles & Componen  17      46.4     46.7  -0.5  8.71   9.00  -0.29   5.5
Consumer Durables & Ap  63     134.1    134.5  -0.3  8.21   8.25  -0.04   5.2
Consumer Services       81     176.3    184.0  -4.1  5.48   5.84  -0.37   4.0
Media                   65     487.0    515.5  -5.5  4.10   4.35  -0.25   3.8
Retailing               91     310.9    313.0  -0.6  6.49   6.53  -0.04   4.1
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Total                  317   1,154.8  1,193.6  -3.3  5.23   5.44  -0.20   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Food & Staples Retaili  22      39.0     39.7  -1.8  4.13   4.28  -0.14   4.8
Food Beverage & Tobacc  44      99.4     98.1   1.4 10.26  10.14   0.13   3.6
Household & Personal P  19       9.8     10.2  -3.2  3.79   3.95  -0.16   7.4
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Total                   85     148.3    148.0   0.2  6.83   6.87  -0.04   4.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Energy                  93     197.7    193.6   2.1  6.34   6.08   0.26   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Banks                  413     346.5    364.4  -4.9  3.22   3.39  -0.17   4.5
Diversified Financials  79     142.2    142.3   0.0  3.24   3.26  -0.02   2.9
Insurance               41      35.7     37.3  -4.3  3.77   3.94  -0.18   8.8
Real Estate             27      21.3     18.5  15.1  2.99   2.60   0.39   2.6
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Total                  560     545.8    562.5  -3.0  3.25   3.35  -0.11   4.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Health Care Equipment  171     400.6    401.7  -0.3  7.44   7.51  -0.07   7.7
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 247   1,083.3  1,085.6  -0.2  7.30   7.42  -0.13   4.5
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Total                  418   1,483.8  1,487.3  -0.2  7.33   7.45  -0.11   5.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Capital Goods          148     255.8    256.4  -0.3  6.35   6.42  -0.07   5.8
Commercial & Professio  72     144.7    140.2   3.2  6.85   6.65   0.20   9.4
Transportation          49     128.3    128.8  -0.4  5.68   5.71  -0.03   2.9
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Total                  269     528.7    525.4   0.6  6.30   6.29   0.01   5.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Semiconductors & Semic 118     643.7    642.0   0.3  3.65   3.63   0.01   2.7
Software & Services    248     760.9    781.4  -2.6  2.84   2.92  -0.08   2.4
Technology Hardware &  228     630.0    628.9   0.2  3.23   3.22   0.01   2.3
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Total                  594   2,034.6  2,052.3  -0.9  3.18   3.21  -0.03   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Materials               60      67.8     63.6   6.6  4.05   3.80   0.25   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Telecommunication Serv  36     317.8    265.4  19.8 10.02   8.37   1.65   5.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Utilities               14       5.0      5.6 -11.6  2.54   2.84  -0.30   6.9
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