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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Jan. 15

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 Jan. 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 0.24 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.01 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Total Company          2178    6,679  6,663   0.24  4.81   4.80   0.01   4.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Automobiles & Componen  20      56.0     58.1  -3.6  6.50   6.75  -0.24   7.6
Consumer Durables & Ap  54     144.9    140.3   3.3  9.15   8.88   0.27   5.4
Consumer Services       70     174.5    168.1   3.8  6.14   5.91   0.23   5.8
Media                   56     595.2    561.3   6.0  5.51   5.20   0.31   4.3
Retailing               81     290.7    291.0  -0.1  6.30   6.30   0.00   5.2
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Total                  281   1,261.2  1,218.8   3.5  6.09   5.89   0.21   4.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Food & Staples Retaili  16      20.4     20.3   0.2  2.45   2.46  -0.01   3.5
Food Beverage & Tobacc  38      92.1     92.8  -0.7  3.50   3.53  -0.03   4.1
Household & Personal P  18      38.5     37.3   3.2  8.11   7.90   0.21  10.1
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Total                   72     150.9    150.4   0.4  3.84   3.83   0.01   4.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Energy                  76     179.8    182.3  -1.4  6.21   6.39  -0.18   5.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Banks                  378     303.7    301.0   0.9  3.12   3.09   0.03   5.0
Diversified Financials  67     132.9    130.1   2.2  3.10   3.04   0.06   3.7
Insurance               38      26.0     25.5   2.1  3.12   3.06   0.06   5.7
Real Estate             22      26.1     27.2  -4.1  3.46   3.61  -0.15   4.1
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Total                  505     488.7    483.8   1.0  3.13   3.10   0.03   4.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Health Care Equipment  149     327.9    323.3   1.4  5.84   5.74   0.10   6.3
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 224   1,166.8  1,152.9   1.2  8.31   8.23   0.09   5.5
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Total                  373   1,494.7  1,476.2   1.3  7.61   7.51   0.09   5.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Capital Goods          130     170.3    173.4  -1.8  5.05   5.14  -0.09   7.8
Commercial & Professio  65     135.6    136.5  -0.7  6.43   6.48  -0.04  10.9
Transportation          48     119.5    116.8   2.3  5.60   5.48   0.13   3.6
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Total                  243     425.4    426.8  -0.3  5.59   5.61  -0.02   6.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Semiconductors & Semic 112     712.9    734.2  -2.9  3.99   4.11  -0.12   3.1
Software & Services    217     735.1    747.7  -1.7  2.70   2.75  -0.05   2.2
Technology Hardware &  208     737.4    748.9  -1.5  3.97   4.03  -0.06   2.8
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Total                  537   2,185.4  2,230.8  -2.0  3.43   3.50  -0.07   2.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Materials               47      50.6     49.4   2.4  3.55   3.46   0.08   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Telecommunication Serv  31     436.9    439.4  -0.6 13.62  13.70  -0.08   7.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/15    12/31 %Chg   1/15   12/31  Chg   1/15 
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Utilities               13       5.1      5.0   0.6  2.46   2.41   0.05   9.2
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