U.S. Market Total 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 NYSE, NYSE Alternext and Nasdaq Stock as of the Dec. 31 settlement date. The total positions decreased 5.25 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.19 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          4390   17,457 18,424  -5.25  3.50   3.69  -0.19   4.0
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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  46     364.9    405.4 -10.0  4.66   5.17  -0.51   2.7
Consumer Durables & Ap 130     604.9    611.6  -1.1  8.76   8.86  -0.11   5.2
Consumer Services      142     451.1    479.3  -5.9  5.00   5.31  -0.31   4.8
Media                  113     935.3    966.0  -3.2  5.13   5.29  -0.16   5.3
Retailing              171     908.0    940.3  -3.4  6.04   6.25  -0.22   4.8
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Total                  602   3,264.2  3,402.6  -4.1  5.72   5.96  -0.24   4.6
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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  33     323.3    344.8  -6.3  4.59   4.90  -0.31   5.2
Food Beverage & Tobacc 103     393.5    429.7  -8.4  2.01   2.19  -0.18   3.4
Household & Personal P  40     151.8    149.5   1.6  2.82   2.79   0.03   3.1
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Total                  176     868.6    924.1  -6.0  2.71   2.89  -0.18   3.8
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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                 379   1,713.9  1,805.7  -5.1  3.30   3.47  -0.17   4.3
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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                  469     752.1    793.8  -5.3  2.47   2.61  -0.14   4.0
Diversified Financials 170     755.2    836.8  -9.8  1.93   2.13  -0.21   1.9
Insurance              119     359.8    389.4  -7.6  2.20   2.38  -0.18   3.0
Real Estate            213     809.5    831.5  -2.6  3.75   3.86  -0.11   4.1
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Total                  971   2,676.6  2,851.7  -6.1  2.49   2.65  -0.16   3.0
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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  248     646.2    678.7  -4.8  3.49   3.67  -0.18   4.8
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 301   1,548.2  1,633.3  -5.2  4.46   4.70  -0.24   5.6
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Total                  549   2,194.4  2,312.0  -5.1  4.12   4.34  -0.22   5.4
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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          349     833.0    879.8  -5.3  2.54   2.68  -0.14   3.9
Commercial & Professio 138     388.3    395.6  -1.8  5.74   5.75  -0.02   7.3
Transportation          91     311.0    334.2  -6.9  3.40   3.67  -0.27   3.8
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Total                  578   1,532.4  1,609.6  -4.8  3.15   3.30  -0.15   4.4
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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 131     901.3    967.2  -6.8  4.66   5.00  -0.35   3.9
Software & Services    324   1,138.0  1,236.9  -8.0  3.16   3.44  -0.28   3.1
Technology Hardware &  275   1,158.1  1,200.3  -3.5  3.93   4.07  -0.14   3.6
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Total                  730   3,197.3  3,404.3  -6.1  3.77   4.02  -0.25   3.5
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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              251     975.3  1,018.4  -4.2  3.30   3.45  -0.15   3.8
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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  54     733.7    774.0  -5.2  4.06   4.28  -0.22   4.6
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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              100     300.3    321.8  -6.7  1.89   2.03  -0.15   3.1
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