U.S. Market Total Short Interest by Industries as of Oct. 31

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 Oct. 31 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.08 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float unchanged from previous period.



                               Short Interest        S.I./Float        Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Total Company          4381   18,102 18,116  -0.08  3.64   3.64  -0.00   3.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Consumer Discretionary #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Automobiles & Componen  46     369.5    360.6   2.5  4.72   4.61   0.11   4.0
Consumer Durables & Ap 129     597.5    599.8  -0.4  9.13   9.17  -0.03   4.9
Consumer Services      141     484.9    495.8  -2.2  5.45   5.58  -0.12   4.3
Media                  113     892.7    874.5   2.1  4.88   4.77   0.11   4.3
Retailing              170     919.4    932.7  -1.4  6.07   6.20  -0.13   4.6
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Total                  599   3,264.0  3,263.3   0.0  5.76   5.76  -0.00   4.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Consumer Staples       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Food & Staples Retaili  32     331.4    342.4  -3.2  4.70   4.85  -0.15   5.8
Food Beverage & Tobacc 101     477.3    470.9   1.3  2.42   2.38   0.04   3.7
Household & Personal P  40     109.5    108.2   1.2  2.08   2.05   0.03   3.8
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Total                  173     918.2    921.5  -0.4  2.87   2.87  -0.00   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Energy                 369   1,784.6  1,805.5  -1.2  3.44   3.47  -0.04   3.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Financials             #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Banks                  468     782.9    766.7   2.1  2.58   2.53   0.05   3.2
Diversified Financials 163     780.8    786.7  -0.7  1.99   2.01  -0.01   2.1
Insurance              120     391.7    399.3  -1.9  2.44   2.48  -0.04   3.1
Real Estate            208     776.4    786.2  -1.3  3.66   3.72  -0.06   4.1
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Total                  959   2,731.8  2,738.9  -0.3  2.56   2.57  -0.01   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Health Care            #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Health Care Equipment  251     637.6    642.0  -0.7  3.74   3.76  -0.01   4.2
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 299   1,622.3  1,629.4  -0.4  4.47   4.51  -0.04   5.6
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Total                  550   2,259.9  2,271.3  -0.5  4.24   4.27  -0.03   5.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Industrials            #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Capital Goods          353     919.8    911.3   0.9  2.79   2.77   0.02   3.8
Commercial & Professio 142     389.3    386.0   0.9  5.86   5.83   0.03   8.6
Transportation          92     329.0    336.0  -2.1  3.59   3.66  -0.07   3.6
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Total                  587   1,638.1  1,633.3   0.3  3.36   3.35   0.01   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
Information Technology #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Semiconductors & Semic 131     979.4    969.8   1.0  5.05   5.00   0.05   3.0
Software & Services    329   1,260.7  1,225.8   2.8  3.51   3.48   0.04   2.8
Technology Hardware &  274   1,136.1  1,121.9   1.3  3.85   3.80   0.05   3.3
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Total                  734   3,376.3  3,317.5   1.8  3.98   3.94   0.04   3.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Materials              254   1,019.8  1,038.9  -1.8  3.46   3.53  -0.07   3.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Telecommunication Serv  55     803.3    826.6  -2.8  4.53   4.53   0.00   3.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover
                       #cos     10/31   10/15 %Chg   10/31  10/15  Chg   10/31
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Utilities              101     305.3    299.3   2.0  1.86   1.82   0.04   3.2
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