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S&P 500 Short Interest Changes by Industry Group as of Feb. 29

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 Feb. 29 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.84 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     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Total Company           500    6,165  6,217  -0.84  2.16   2.17  -0.02   2.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Automobiles & Componen   5     185.7    191.4  -3.0  3.74   3.80  -0.06   3.4
Consumer Durables & Ap  13     146.8    144.9   1.3  5.63   5.55   0.08   3.5
Consumer Services       14     108.4    110.1  -1.5  2.66   2.68  -0.02   2.3
Media                   16     239.2    240.8  -0.6  2.37   2.36   0.01   2.5
Retailing               32     410.3    389.5   5.3  4.52   4.29   0.23   3.0
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Total                   80   1,090.4  1,076.6   1.3  3.54   3.47   0.07   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Food & Staples Retaili   9     224.0    219.2   2.2  3.59   3.52   0.08   3.9
Food Beverage & Tobacc  27     187.2    189.3  -1.1  1.25   1.26  -0.01   1.9
Household & Personal P   6      55.0     52.2   5.4  1.25   1.18   0.06   2.0
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Total                   42     466.1    460.7   1.2  1.82   1.79   0.02   2.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Energy                  43     426.0    437.6  -2.7  1.90   1.94  -0.04   1.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Banks                   15     217.2    221.8  -2.1  1.50   1.53  -0.03   1.7
Diversified Financials  27     414.3    444.1  -6.7  1.49   1.64  -0.15   1.0
Insurance               22     173.7    169.7   2.3  1.97   1.91   0.06   2.1
Real Estate             17     191.4    198.2  -3.4  3.75   3.90  -0.16   4.4
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Total                   81     996.6  1,033.9  -3.6  1.77   1.86  -0.09   1.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Health Care Equipment   31     304.4    311.0  -2.1  2.98   3.02  -0.04   3.1
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  21     292.2    293.2  -0.3  1.31   1.31   0.00   2.3
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Total                   52     596.6    604.2  -1.3  1.84   1.85  -0.01   2.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Capital Goods           41     327.9    333.4  -1.7  1.44   1.47  -0.02   2.5
Commercial & Professio  11     165.2    164.8   0.2  8.79   8.73   0.06   7.6
Transportation           9      69.9     64.7   8.1  1.72   1.60   0.13   2.1
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Total                   61     563.0    563.0  -0.0  1.96   1.96   0.00   3.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Semiconductors & Semic  17     384.3    395.6  -2.9  3.16   3.22  -0.07   2.1
Software & Services     31     316.0    308.6   2.4  1.39   1.36   0.03   1.7
Technology Hardware &   23     401.0    430.2  -6.8  2.04   2.18  -0.15   1.8
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Total                   71   1,101.3  1,134.5  -2.9  2.02   2.07  -0.06   1.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Materials               30     273.4    280.8  -2.6  3.01   3.08  -0.07   2.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Telecommunication Serv   7     399.3    375.3   6.4  2.82   2.65   0.17   2.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/29    2/15  %Chg   2/29   2/15   Chg   2/29 
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Utilities               33     252.1    250.6   0.6  2.14   2.13   0.01   2.4
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