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Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Jan. 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 Jan. 31 settlement date. The total positions decreased 0.36 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float decreased 0.03 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Total Company          2340    6,832  6,857  -0.36  4.75   4.78  -0.03   4.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Automobiles & Componen  20      57.7     56.0   3.1  6.70   6.50   0.20   7.0
Consumer Durables & Ap  55     163.3    163.5  -0.1 10.19  10.13   0.06   5.4
Consumer Services       78     191.9    189.3   1.4  6.29   6.23   0.05   5.9
Media                   64     607.7    602.5   0.9  5.54   5.47   0.07   5.8
Retailing               94     363.9    365.4  -0.4  7.04   7.09  -0.04   4.2
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Total                  311   1,384.5  1,376.8   0.6  6.40   6.35   0.05   5.3
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Food & Staples Retaili  20      23.6     25.0  -5.7  2.64   2.81  -0.16   4.5
Food Beverage & Tobacc  41      96.4     97.5  -1.1  2.98   3.01  -0.02   3.6
Household & Personal P  19      39.7     38.5   3.1  8.31   8.04   0.27   9.2
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Total                   80     159.7    161.0  -0.8  3.47   3.49  -0.02   4.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Energy                  88     202.3    197.1   2.7  6.41   6.28   0.13   5.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Banks                  398     313.2    307.3   1.9  3.16   3.10   0.06   4.2
Diversified Financials  82     152.4    149.0   2.3  3.32   3.23   0.08   3.5
Insurance               38      25.2     26.0  -3.2  3.02   3.12  -0.10   7.3
Real Estate             26      29.1     27.4   6.3  3.61   3.41   0.21   4.0
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Total                  544     519.8    509.6   2.0  3.22   3.16   0.07   4.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Health Care Equipment  157     334.7    330.9   1.1  5.89   5.82   0.07   6.8
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 252   1,260.6  1,232.8   2.3  8.01   7.92   0.09   5.5
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Total                  409   1,595.3  1,563.7   2.0  7.45   7.36   0.09   5.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Capital Goods          134     172.8    176.4  -2.1  5.03   5.15  -0.11   7.4
Commercial & Professio  65     133.0    135.1  -1.6  6.36   6.52  -0.16  10.6
Transportation          50     119.8    120.5  -0.5  4.57   5.48  -0.92   4.1
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Total                  249     425.6    431.9  -1.5  5.22   5.61  -0.39   6.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Semiconductors & Semic 116     703.0    713.4  -1.5  3.93   3.99  -0.06   2.5
Software & Services    234     772.5    783.4  -1.4  2.80   2.83  -0.03   2.2
Technology Hardware &  212     580.4    621.9  -6.7  3.17   3.40  -0.23   2.5
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Total                  562   2,055.9  2,118.8  -3.0  3.22   3.32  -0.09   2.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Materials               51      53.5     50.8   5.4  3.59   3.40   0.19   4.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Telecommunication Serv  33     430.7    442.0  -2.6 13.24  13.59  -0.35   9.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     1/31    1/15  %Chg   1/31   1/15   Chg   1/31 
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Utilities               13       4.9      5.1  -2.2  2.41   2.46  -0.05   9.5
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