S&P 500 Short Interest Changes by Industry Group 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 in the S&P 500 Index as of the Jan. 15 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.25 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 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           500    6,651  6,668  -0.25  2.29   2.30  -0.01   2.6
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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   6     136.7    193.4 -29.3  2.58   3.65  -1.07   1.8
Consumer Durables & Ap  15     183.9    184.8  -0.5  5.87   5.90  -0.03   4.4
Consumer Services       13      99.8     96.1   3.8  2.52   2.43   0.09   2.5
Media                   16     243.5    227.7   6.9  2.49   2.33   0.16   3.3
Retailing               33     446.3    447.6  -0.3  4.81   4.82  -0.01   3.4
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Total                   83   1,110.2  1,149.6  -3.4  3.53   3.66  -0.13   3.1
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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   8     183.5    179.5   2.3  3.20   3.13   0.07   5.0
Food Beverage & Tobacc  28     228.9    258.7 -11.5  1.33   1.51  -0.17   2.4
Household & Personal P   6      57.9     52.8   9.6  1.32   1.20   0.12   2.7
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Total                   42     470.3    490.9  -4.2  1.72   1.80  -0.08   3.0
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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                  43     514.1    505.9   1.6  2.27   2.23   0.04   3.0
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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                   15     215.8    202.6   6.5  1.49   1.40   0.09   1.7
Diversified Financials  26     454.2    465.2  -2.4  1.65   1.69  -0.04   1.3
Insurance               22     205.6    215.2  -4.5  2.09   2.19  -0.10   2.5
Real Estate             17     164.1    167.6  -2.1  3.10   3.16  -0.07   5.3
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Total                   80   1,039.7  1,050.6  -1.0  1.82   1.84  -0.02   1.8
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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   31     203.8    189.8   7.4  1.83   1.70   0.13   2.3
Pharmaceuticals, Biote  22     405.3    387.5   4.6  1.77   1.69   0.08   3.1
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Total                   53     609.1    577.2   5.5  1.79   1.69   0.09   2.8
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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           39     322.6    313.2   3.0  1.45   1.41   0.04   2.9
Commercial & Professio  12     132.1    136.0  -2.9  5.63   5.80  -0.17   7.0
Transportation           9      63.2     61.6   2.7  1.59   1.55   0.04   2.0
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Total                   60     517.9    510.8   1.4  1.82   1.79   0.03   3.2
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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  17     523.3    533.9  -2.0  4.27   4.36  -0.09   3.4
Software & Services     31     350.8    354.4  -1.0  1.57   1.59  -0.02   2.0
Technology Hardware &   22     464.1    473.0  -1.9  2.40   2.44  -0.05   1.9
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Total                   70   1,338.2  1,361.3  -1.7  2.48   2.52  -0.04   2.3
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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               30     331.6    320.5   3.5  3.50   3.38   0.12   3.1
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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   8     512.9    491.6   4.3  3.58   3.43   0.15   3.9
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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               31     206.9    209.1  -1.1  1.83   1.85  -0.02   3.0
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