S&P 500 Short Interest Changes by Industry Group as of Nov. 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 Nov. 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.69 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.06 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Total Company           500    7,260  7,070   2.69  2.52   2.46   0.06   2.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Automobiles & Componen   5     213.8    188.3  13.6  4.30   3.78   0.51   3.6
Consumer Durables & Ap  14     163.5    160.4   1.9  6.19   6.08   0.11   3.5
Consumer Services       13     120.6    119.4   0.9  3.05   3.01   0.03   2.7
Media                   16     246.4    244.4   0.8  2.51   2.48   0.04   2.6
Retailing               32     441.9    435.8   1.4  4.88   4.81   0.07   3.4
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Total                   80   1,186.2  1,148.3   3.3  3.90   3.76   0.13   3.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Food & Staples Retaili   8     191.3    190.0   0.7  3.33   3.30   0.03   4.7
Food Beverage & Tobacc  28     286.3    275.1   4.1  1.65   1.59   0.06   2.8
Household & Personal P   6      60.3     59.4   1.5  1.37   1.35   0.02   2.8
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Total                   42     537.8    524.4   2.6  1.96   1.91   0.05   3.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Energy                  43     543.4    523.9   3.7  2.41   2.31   0.10   2.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Banks                   15     231.7    222.5   4.1  1.60   1.54   0.07   1.9
Diversified Financials  27     523.5    509.6   2.7  1.86   1.81   0.05   1.6
Insurance               22     250.6    239.9   4.5  2.61   2.52   0.09   2.3
Real Estate             17     170.4    170.8  -0.3  3.24   3.25  -0.01   4.6
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Total                   81   1,176.3  1,142.9   2.9  2.05   1.99   0.06   2.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Health Care Equipment   30     197.5    190.0   3.9  2.06   1.97   0.09   2.3
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  22     421.0    431.9  -2.5  1.90   1.94  -0.04   3.4
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Total                   52     618.5    621.9  -0.6  1.95   1.95  -0.00   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Capital Goods           40     384.7    370.3   3.9  1.73   1.66   0.07   2.8
Commercial & Professio  13     187.2    178.3   5.0  7.44   7.05   0.38   6.7
Transportation           9      72.7     65.4  11.1  1.83   1.65   0.19   2.3
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Total                   62     644.7    614.0   5.0  2.24   2.13   0.11   3.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Semiconductors & Semic  17     597.6    593.6   0.7  4.89   4.83   0.05   3.2
Software & Services     31     403.0    382.6   5.3  1.79   1.70   0.09   2.0
Technology Hardware &   22     504.1    478.4   5.4  2.60   2.47   0.14   2.2
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Total                   70   1,504.7  1,454.6   3.4  2.78   2.69   0.09   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Materials               31     327.8    330.6  -0.9  3.43   3.48  -0.05   2.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Telecommunication Serv   8     505.5    504.6   0.2  3.53   3.67  -0.14   4.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/15   10/31 %Chg   11/15  10/31  Chg   11/15
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Utilities               31     214.8    204.6   5.0  1.92   1.83   0.09   2.5
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