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S&P 500 Short Interest Changes by Industry Group as of March 15

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 March 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.00 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.04 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Total Company           500    6,290  6,167   2.00  2.20   2.16   0.04   2.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Automobiles & Componen   5     188.2    185.7   1.4  3.80   3.74   0.06   3.3
Consumer Durables & Ap  13     155.5    146.8   5.9  5.97   5.63   0.34   3.7
Consumer Services       14     111.5    108.4   2.8  2.72   2.66   0.06   2.3
Media                   16     241.8    239.2   1.1  2.40   2.37   0.03   3.0
Retailing               32     424.4    410.3   3.4  4.68   4.52   0.16   3.4
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Total                   80   1,121.4  1,090.4   2.8  3.64   3.54   0.10   3.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Food & Staples Retaili   9     243.2    224.0   8.6  3.95   3.59   0.36   4.8
Food Beverage & Tobacc  27     188.3    187.2   0.6  1.25   1.25   0.01   2.0
Household & Personal P   6      44.7     55.0 -18.8  1.01   1.25  -0.23   2.4
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Total                   42     476.2    466.1   2.2  1.86   1.82   0.05   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Energy                  43     454.9    426.0   6.8  2.03   1.90   0.13   2.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Banks                   15     229.5    217.2   5.7  1.57   1.50   0.07   1.4
Diversified Financials  27     419.0    414.3   1.1  1.50   1.49   0.01   0.9
Insurance               22     181.0    173.7   4.2  2.03   1.97   0.06   1.9
Real Estate             17     191.2    191.4  -0.1  3.74   3.75  -0.01   4.3
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Total                   81   1,020.7    996.6   2.4  1.81   1.77   0.03   1.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Health Care Equipment   31     312.2    304.4   2.6  3.06   2.98   0.08   3.7
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  21     294.6    292.2   0.8  1.32   1.31   0.01   2.5
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Total                   52     606.8    596.6   1.7  1.87   1.84   0.03   3.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Capital Goods           41     331.6    327.9   1.1  1.46   1.44   0.02   2.4
Commercial & Professio  11     164.6    165.2  -0.4  8.83   8.79   0.04  10.3
Transportation           9      82.4     69.9  17.8  2.03   1.72   0.31   2.2
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Total                   61     578.5    563.0   2.8  2.02   1.96   0.06   3.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Semiconductors & Semic  17     384.9    384.3   0.2  3.16   3.16   0.00   2.2
Software & Services     31     316.4    316.0   0.1  1.39   1.39   0.00   1.8
Technology Hardware &   23     366.5    401.0  -8.6  1.86   2.04  -0.17   1.8
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Total                   71   1,067.8  1,101.3  -3.0  1.96   2.02  -0.06   1.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Materials               30     289.1    273.4   5.7  3.19   3.01   0.17   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Telecommunication Serv   8     407.6    402.9   1.2  2.82   2.79   0.03   3.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     3/15    2/29  %Chg   3/15   2/29   Chg   3/15 
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Utilities               32     267.1    250.7   6.6  2.26   2.16   0.10   3.3
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