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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Nov. 30

The following are the short interest positions and short interest vs float ratio aggregated by sector and industry group for companies listed on the Nasdaq Stock Market as of the Nov. 30 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.52 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.13 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Total Company          2352    7,502  7,318   2.52  5.25   5.12   0.13   4.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Automobiles & Componen  18      54.2     54.9  -1.3  8.96   9.07  -0.11  15.3
Consumer Durables & Ap  57     156.0    157.3  -0.8  9.56   9.65  -0.09   8.9
Consumer Services       79     203.8    196.9   3.5  6.65   6.42   0.23   7.2
Media                   63     573.0    528.3   8.5  5.24   4.80   0.44   4.7
Retailing               94     390.5    380.3   2.7  7.61   7.41   0.20   4.5
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Total                  311   1,377.5  1,317.7   4.5  6.44   6.14   0.30   5.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Food & Staples Retaili  21      24.8     25.3  -2.3  2.75   2.84  -0.09   3.2
Food Beverage & Tobacc  43     155.4    152.3   2.1  4.66   4.58   0.08   4.4
Household & Personal P  18      10.4     10.0   4.0  3.01   2.89   0.12   6.4
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Total                   82     190.5    187.5   1.6  4.16   4.11   0.05   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Energy                  86     217.7    206.8   5.3  6.74   6.38   0.36   7.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Banks                  399     339.4    329.3   3.1  3.45   3.35   0.10   6.3
Diversified Financials  77     155.9    151.8   2.7  3.46   3.37   0.09   5.2
Insurance               39      31.0     29.5   5.2  3.64   3.46   0.18   8.7
Real Estate             26      36.8     33.5   9.9  3.50   3.20   0.31   2.5
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Total                  541     563.1    544.0   3.5  3.47   3.35   0.11   5.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Health Care Equipment  157     340.4    329.5   3.3  6.02   5.83   0.19   8.1
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 245   1,229.3  1,217.6   1.0  8.35   8.29   0.07   7.4
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Total                  402   1,569.7  1,547.0   1.5  7.71   7.60   0.10   7.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Capital Goods          137     200.9    198.6   1.2  5.67   5.60   0.07   9.4
Commercial & Professio  70     152.5    150.4   1.4  6.99   6.89   0.11  12.8
Transportation          50     128.4    128.4   0.0  5.92   5.91   0.00   7.2
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Total                  257     481.9    477.3   1.0  6.10   6.04   0.06   9.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Semiconductors & Semic 116     790.2    754.8   4.7  4.54   4.34   0.20   3.6
Software & Services    244     942.3    946.5  -0.5  3.36   3.38  -0.02   2.7
Technology Hardware &  213     815.3    767.7   6.2  4.36   4.11   0.25   3.3
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Total                  573   2,547.7  2,469.0   3.2  3.97   3.85   0.12   3.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Materials               53      58.3     58.5  -0.4  3.79   3.79  -0.01   5.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Telecommunication Serv  34     489.8    504.3  -2.9 14.56  14.99  -0.43  14.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     11/30   11/15 %Chg   11/30  11/15  Chg   11/30
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Utilities               13       5.7      5.4   5.8  2.84   2.68   0.16  16.1
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