U.S. Market Total Short Interest by Industries as of Dec. 14

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 Dec. 14 settlement date. The total positions decreased 1.35 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.06 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest        S.I./Float        Days to  
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Total Company          4387   18,447 18,700  -1.35  3.70   3.76  -0.06   4.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Automobiles & Componen  46     405.4    397.4   2.0  5.17   5.06   0.10   5.9
Consumer Durables & Ap 130     611.6    619.9  -1.3  9.35   9.49  -0.14   5.6
Consumer Services      143     489.4    502.7  -2.6  5.40   5.55  -0.15   4.7
Media                  113     966.0    947.5   2.0  5.29   5.20   0.09   4.8
Retailing              172     943.5    961.4  -1.9  6.27   6.40  -0.13   3.9
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Total                  604   3,415.9  3,428.9  -0.4  6.02   6.05  -0.03   4.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Food & Staples Retaili  33     344.8    334.6   3.1  4.90   4.74   0.16   5.5
Food Beverage & Tobacc 103     459.3    484.1  -5.1  2.32   2.45  -0.12   4.1
Household & Personal P  39     120.0    117.7   1.9  2.30   2.25   0.05   4.4
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Total                  175     924.1    936.4  -1.3  2.89   2.92  -0.03   4.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Energy                 375   1,813.1  1,837.8  -1.3  3.48   3.54  -0.06   3.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Banks                  467     793.7    819.5  -3.2  2.61   2.70  -0.09   4.5
Diversified Financials 166     831.9    804.3   3.4  2.12   2.06   0.07   2.2
Insurance              120     390.1    410.5  -5.0  2.39   2.55  -0.16   2.7
Real Estate            212     821.8    824.2  -0.3  3.81   3.84  -0.03   4.6
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Total                  965   2,837.5  2,858.5  -0.7  2.64   2.67  -0.03   3.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Health Care Equipment  247     670.7    676.4  -0.8  3.95   4.00  -0.05   5.2
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 300   1,643.6  1,633.8   0.6  4.53   4.51   0.02   5.6
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Total                  547   2,314.3  2,310.1   0.2  4.34   4.35  -0.01   5.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Capital Goods          349     883.0    938.2  -5.9  2.68   2.86  -0.18   4.5
Commercial & Professio 143     400.5    409.4  -2.2  5.77   5.95  -0.19   7.4
Transportation          92     334.7    336.0  -0.4  3.67   3.69  -0.02   3.8
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Total                  584   1,618.2  1,683.5  -3.9  3.31   3.45  -0.15   4.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Semiconductors & Semic 131     967.2  1,024.1  -5.6  5.00   5.29  -0.28   3.8
Software & Services    327   1,241.7  1,269.6  -2.2  3.45   3.54  -0.08   3.1
Technology Hardware &  273   1,197.9  1,225.9  -2.3  4.07   4.16  -0.09   3.3
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Total                  731   3,406.7  3,519.6  -3.2  4.02   4.15  -0.13   3.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Materials              252   1,021.0  1,041.1  -1.9  3.43   3.52  -0.09   3.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Telecommunication Serv  54     774.0    764.2   1.3  4.28   4.21   0.07   5.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/14   11/30 %Chg   12/14  11/30  Chg   12/14
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Utilities              100     321.8    319.7   0.6  2.03   2.02   0.01   3.5
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