Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Feb. 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 Feb. 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 1.97 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.07 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Total Company          2349    7,089  6,952   1.97  4.89   4.82   0.07   3.9
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Automobiles & Componen  20      59.1     57.7   2.4  6.86   6.70   0.16   5.5
Consumer Durables & Ap  55     162.8    163.3  -0.3 10.18  10.20  -0.03   6.8
Consumer Services       80     200.8    192.2   4.5  6.48   6.22   0.26   5.5
Media                   64     635.5    607.7   4.6  5.75   5.53   0.22   3.9
Retailing               94     364.9    363.9   0.3  7.08   7.04   0.04   4.5
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Total                  313   1,423.1  1,384.7   2.8  6.54   6.38   0.16   4.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Food & Staples Retaili  20      23.5     23.6  -0.6  2.63   2.64  -0.02   3.4
Food Beverage & Tobacc  41     102.3     96.4   6.1  3.16   2.98   0.18   3.1
Household & Personal P  19      39.3     39.7  -0.8  8.30   8.31  -0.01  12.6
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Total                   80     165.1    159.7   3.4  3.59   3.47   0.12   3.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Energy                  89     204.7    202.3   1.2  6.41   6.40   0.02   4.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Banks                  399     312.7    312.9   0.0  3.16   3.16   0.00   5.1
Diversified Financials  82     155.6    152.4   2.1  3.40   3.34   0.06   3.5
Insurance               38      25.1     25.2  -0.2  3.02   3.02   0.00   6.7
Real Estate             28      30.1     29.2   3.0  3.54   3.53   0.01   2.8
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Total                  547     523.6    519.6   0.8  3.24   3.22   0.02   4.4
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Health Care Equipment  156     326.4    325.2   0.4  5.80   5.78   0.02   6.4
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 254   1,270.4  1,260.7   0.8  8.05   8.00   0.04   6.6
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Total                  410   1,596.8  1,585.9   0.7  7.46   7.42   0.04   6.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Capital Goods          135     173.1    172.8   0.2  5.02   5.03  -0.01   6.8
Commercial & Professio  65     129.0    133.0  -3.0  6.19   6.36  -0.17  10.6
Transportation          50     122.2    119.8   2.0  4.65   4.57   0.08   5.4
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Total                  250     424.2    425.5  -0.3  5.20   5.22  -0.02   7.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Semiconductors & Semic 116     746.7    703.0   6.2  4.16   3.93   0.23   3.3
Software & Services    235     811.3    772.5   5.0  2.88   2.80   0.08   2.3
Technology Hardware &  213     703.7    709.9  -0.9  3.76   3.80  -0.04   2.1
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Total                  564   2,261.6  2,185.4   3.5  3.49   3.40   0.08   2.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Materials               51      58.2     53.5   8.7  3.91   3.59   0.32   5.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Telecommunication Serv  32     427.1    430.7  -0.8 13.38  13.54  -0.16  10.0
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/15    1/31  %Chg   2/15   1/31   Chg   2/15 
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Utilities               13       4.9      4.9  -1.7  2.37   2.41  -0.04  13.0
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