NYSE 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 New York Stock Exchange as of the Feb. 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 0.41 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.01 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          1713    9,810  9,769   0.41  2.86   2.86   0.01   2.8
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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  24     312.7    310.7   0.6  4.56   4.54   0.02   3.4
Consumer Durables & Ap  62     396.5    395.7   0.2  8.65   8.74  -0.09   3.9
Consumer Services       55     286.5    284.3   0.8  4.77   4.75   0.02   3.3
Media                   44     317.2    313.0   1.3  4.33   4.29   0.05   5.1
Retailing               72     602.7    600.9   0.3  5.96   5.92   0.04   4.2
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Total                  257   1,915.6  1,904.7   0.6  5.49   5.47   0.02   3.9
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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  10     249.0    248.1   0.4  3.93   3.92   0.02   4.2
Food Beverage & Tobacc  53     267.3    262.1   2.0  1.62   1.57   0.04   2.6
Household & Personal P  19      82.3     80.1   2.7  1.65   1.60   0.05   2.5
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Total                   82     598.5    590.3   1.4  2.15   2.11   0.04   3.1
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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                 234   1,337.5  1,282.8   4.3  3.00   2.88   0.11   2.7
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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                   54     457.1    468.6  -2.4  2.21   2.27  -0.06   3.2
Diversified Financials  80     583.6    587.3  -0.6  1.76   1.77  -0.01   1.1
Insurance               82     318.6    335.0  -4.9  2.16   2.27  -0.11   2.6
Real Estate            161     853.7    871.0  -2.0  4.60   4.72  -0.12   4.6
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Total                  377   2,213.0  2,261.9  -2.2  2.54   2.60  -0.06   2.2
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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   76     344.1    321.7   7.0  2.85   2.66   0.19   2.7
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  29     267.8    275.9  -2.9  1.31   1.35  -0.04   2.6
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Total                  105     612.0    597.7   2.4  1.89   1.84   0.05   2.6
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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          183     675.8    684.9  -1.3  2.31   2.34  -0.03   3.0
Commercial & Professio  57     201.0    191.7   4.9  5.45   5.25   0.20   6.6
Transportation          42     203.2    204.8  -0.7  2.85   2.86  -0.02   2.7
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Total                  282   1,080.1  1,081.3  -0.1  2.69   2.70  -0.00   3.3
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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  13     143.6    148.2  -3.1  6.41   6.60  -0.18   2.9
Software & Services     62     249.6    247.4   0.9  3.37   3.38  -0.02   3.2
Technology Hardware &   50     325.3    317.4   2.5  2.88   2.80   0.08   2.6
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Total                  125     718.4    713.0   0.8  3.43   3.41   0.02   2.8
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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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Materials              144     708.3    721.8  -1.9  3.12   3.19  -0.07   2.8
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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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Telecommunication Serv  19     256.7    250.9   2.3  1.72   1.68   0.04   2.2
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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               88     369.5    364.8   1.3  2.20   2.17   0.03   2.9
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