Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Dec. 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 Nasdaq Stock Market as of the Dec. 31 settlement date. The total positions decreased 5.08 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.26 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Total Company          2349    6,984  7,358  -5.08  4.87   5.13  -0.26   4.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Automobiles & Componen  20      58.1     62.8  -7.5  6.75   7.17  -0.42   9.0
Consumer Durables & Ap  57     158.3    159.1  -0.5  9.68   9.74  -0.05   5.8
Consumer Services       80     188.7    200.7  -6.0  6.14   6.52  -0.38   6.3
Media                   63     571.1    598.1  -4.5  5.22   5.46  -0.24   4.8
Retailing               94     369.3    379.8  -2.7  7.16   7.37  -0.21   5.4
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Total                  314   1,345.5  1,400.5  -3.9  6.21   6.45  -0.25   5.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Food & Staples Retaili  20      25.6     26.8  -4.4  2.87   3.02  -0.14   4.0
Food Beverage & Tobacc  42      98.3    113.8 -13.6  3.03   3.50  -0.47   3.7
Household & Personal P  19      37.3     39.3  -5.1  7.83   8.25  -0.42   9.6
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Total                   81     161.2    179.9 -10.4  3.49   3.90  -0.40   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Energy                  88     207.5    212.4  -2.3  6.40   6.54  -0.14   6.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Banks                  399     304.4    322.7  -5.7  3.08   3.27  -0.19   4.5
Diversified Financials  81     146.1    154.9  -5.7  3.18   3.38  -0.20   3.9
Insurance               38      25.5     29.3 -13.0  3.06   3.47  -0.41   3.8
Real Estate             26      32.9     36.6 -10.0  3.43   3.82  -0.38   2.5
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Total                  544     508.9    543.6  -6.4  3.13   3.34  -0.22   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Health Care Equipment  157     326.2    337.6  -3.4  5.72   5.94  -0.21   6.8
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 249   1,192.0  1,227.5  -2.9  8.06   8.29  -0.23   7.0
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Total                  406   1,518.2  1,565.1  -3.0  7.41   7.64  -0.23   6.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Capital Goods          136     179.6    188.9  -4.9  5.23   5.49  -0.26   7.7
Commercial & Professio  66     136.8    142.8  -4.2  6.46   6.74  -0.28   8.2
Transportation          49     117.5    125.9  -6.7  5.44   5.86  -0.42   6.0
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Total                  251     433.9    457.6  -5.2  5.63   5.94  -0.31   7.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Semiconductors & Semic 117     735.8    787.9  -6.6  4.10   4.40  -0.30   3.7
Software & Services    237     801.1    886.3  -9.6  2.87   3.18  -0.30   2.7
Technology Hardware &  214     773.1    798.9  -3.2  4.12   4.26  -0.14   3.4
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Total                  568   2,310.1  2,473.1  -6.6  3.58   3.83  -0.25   3.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Materials               51      49.6     53.2  -6.9  3.32   3.56  -0.24   4.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Telecommunication Serv  33     444.4    466.9  -4.8 13.67  14.31  -0.64   6.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     12/31   12/14 %Chg   12/31  12/14  Chg   12/31
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Utilities               13       5.0      5.6 -10.4  2.41   2.73  -0.32   6.0
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