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U.S. Market Total Short Interest by Industries 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 on the NYSE, NYSE Alternext and Nasdaq Stock as of the March 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.69 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.08 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          4475   17,114 16,666   2.69  3.44   3.35   0.08   3.4
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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  46     357.8    350.1   2.2  4.83   4.72   0.11   4.0
Consumer Durables & Ap 137     555.8    541.9   2.6  8.58   8.31   0.27   4.9
Consumer Services      145     463.1    458.5   1.0  5.05   4.97   0.09   3.8
Media                  113     850.0    818.0   3.9  4.45   4.27   0.17   4.8
Retailing              171     949.2    940.4   0.9  6.35   6.29   0.07   4.3
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Total                  612   3,176.0  3,108.9   2.2  5.56   5.43   0.13   4.4
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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  32     305.2    286.5   6.5  4.26   3.96   0.31   4.3
Food Beverage & Tobacc 105     372.8    363.9   2.4  2.11   2.06   0.05   3.0
Household & Personal P  41      82.3     93.2 -11.7  1.57   1.78  -0.21   3.4
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Total                  178     760.4    743.7   2.2  2.53   2.46   0.06   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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Energy                 374   1,751.8  1,654.8   5.9  3.43   3.24   0.19   3.4
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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                  482     809.6    805.5   0.5  2.55   2.55   0.00   3.1
Diversified Financials 165     707.6    695.6   1.7  1.83   1.80   0.03   1.3
Insurance              123     365.4    355.3   2.8  2.33   2.28   0.05   2.9
Real Estate            203     886.2    862.9   2.7  4.50   4.41   0.08   4.5
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Total                  973   2,768.8  2,719.3   1.8  2.62   2.58   0.03   2.5
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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  265     778.2    761.2   2.2  4.39   4.29   0.10   5.0
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 306   1,475.2  1,417.7   4.1  4.02   3.88   0.14   4.8
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Total                  571   2,253.4  2,179.0   3.4  4.14   4.02   0.13   4.9
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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          362     945.1    923.6   2.3  2.81   2.75   0.06   3.8
Commercial & Professio 138     353.5    347.6   1.7  5.79   5.68   0.11   8.6
Transportation          93     348.9    336.7   3.6  3.70   3.58   0.12   3.3
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Total                  593   1,647.5  1,607.9   2.5  3.35   3.27   0.08   4.1
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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 132     793.1    773.8   2.5  4.01   3.91   0.09   2.8
Software & Services    325   1,053.9  1,035.1   1.8  3.05   3.01   0.05   3.1
Technology Hardware &  292     899.8    915.1  -1.7  2.93   2.98  -0.05   2.7
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Total                  749   2,746.8  2,723.9   0.8  3.23   3.21   0.02   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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Materials              262     963.6    928.8   3.7  3.20   3.11   0.09   3.0
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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  58     637.2    613.6   3.8  3.50   3.38   0.12   4.0
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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              105     408.9    386.0   5.9  2.39   2.28   0.11   3.4
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