U.S. Market Total 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 NYSE, NYSE Alternext and Nasdaq Stock as of the Jan. 15 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.21 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          3998   16,634 16,669  -0.21  3.45   3.46  -0.01   3.6
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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  40     285.0    340.8 -16.4  3.90   4.66  -0.76   2.9
Consumer Durables & Ap 124     576.7    576.8   0.0  8.68   8.69  -0.01   5.3
Consumer Services      128     417.6    405.3   3.0  4.90   4.75   0.15   4.2
Media                  103     919.4    884.8   3.9  5.12   4.93   0.19   4.8
Retailing              153     809.3    801.8   0.9  5.76   5.71   0.05   4.1
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Total                  519   2,998.5  2,999.7  -0.0  5.55   5.55  -0.00   4.3
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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  27     321.7    310.2   3.7  4.63   4.47   0.16   4.6
Food Beverage & Tobacc  94     358.7    390.6  -8.2  1.92   2.09  -0.17   3.2
Household & Personal P  38     154.5    150.7   2.5  2.88   2.81   0.07   3.2
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Total                  159     834.9    851.4  -1.9  2.69   2.75  -0.05   3.6
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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                 317   1,625.4  1,621.2   0.3  3.41   3.40   0.01   4.0
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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                  443     737.9    735.7   0.3  2.46   2.46   0.01   3.7
Diversified Financials 146     732.8    730.3   0.3  1.92   1.91   0.01   1.8
Insurance              118     346.0    358.9  -3.6  2.12   2.21  -0.08   3.1
Real Estate            186     754.8    769.6  -1.9  3.67   3.76  -0.09   4.2
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Total                  893   2,571.5  2,594.6  -0.9  2.45   2.47  -0.02   2.9
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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  233     638.5    619.7   3.0  3.54   3.44   0.11   4.1
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 273   1,527.6  1,508.5   1.3  4.51   4.45   0.05   4.8
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Total                  506   2,166.0  2,128.2   1.8  4.17   4.10   0.07   4.6
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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          330     797.7    797.9   0.0  2.51   2.51   0.00   4.2
Commercial & Professio 132     366.9    378.2  -3.0  5.83   6.01  -0.18   8.0
Transportation          84     313.0    305.2   2.6  3.50   3.41   0.08   2.9
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Total                  546   1,477.7  1,481.4  -0.2  3.14   3.15  -0.01   4.3
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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 123     864.3    884.3  -2.3  4.50   4.61  -0.11   3.3
Software & Services    290   1,027.8  1,039.4  -1.1  2.95   2.98  -0.03   2.6
Technology Hardware &  263   1,086.1  1,108.2  -2.0  3.72   3.80  -0.08   2.8
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Total                  676   2,978.2  3,031.9  -1.8  3.58   3.64  -0.06   2.9
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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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Materials              232     943.8    937.8   0.6  3.31   3.29   0.02   3.5
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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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Telecommunication Serv  52     744.3    728.7   2.1  4.13   4.04   0.09   4.2
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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               98     293.3    294.5  -0.4  1.86   1.86  -0.01   3.2
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