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S&P 500 Changes in Short Interest as Percentage of Float

The following tables show companies listed in the S&P 500 Index that have the largest changes in short interest as a percentage of shares available for trading as of the Feb. 15 settlement date.

TOP 25 INCREASES IN SHORT INTEREST VS FLOAT


                                      Feb. 15         Jan. 31    
                                  Short Interest   Short Interest   
Ticker Name                        /Free Float %   /Free Float %    Increase % 
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HES   HESS CORP                           6.58            3.64         2.95
DRI   DARDEN RESTAURAN                    7.16            4.54         2.62
ICE   INTERCONTINENTAL                   14.54           12.64         1.89
WPX   WPX ENERGY                          6.89            5.21         1.68
GME   GAMESTOP CORP-A                    34.66           33.20         1.46
CHK   CHESAPEAKE ENERG                   14.41           12.98         1.44
CVC   CABLEVISION SY-A                    6.25            4.87         1.37
FFIV  F5 NETWORKS                         5.11            3.77         1.34
EXPE  EXPEDIA INC                         9.88            8.55         1.33
CMA   COMERICA INC                        5.54            4.22         1.32
MHP   MCGRAW-HILL COS                     2.18            0.89         1.29
RHI   ROBERT HALF INTL                    6.92            5.65         1.27
NYX   NYSE EURONEXT                       2.76            1.56         1.20
BBBY  BED BATH &BEYOND                    4.42            3.23         1.19
FOSL  FOSSIL INC                          5.97            4.81         1.16
DO    DIAMOND OFFSHORE                   13.84           12.69         1.15
DHI   DR HORTON INC                      11.98           10.85         1.13
LLL   L-3 COMM HLDGS                      5.09            3.97         1.12
NDAQ  NASDAQ OMX GROUP                    4.73            3.61         1.12
AIZ   ASSURANT INC                        5.17            4.13         1.04
PBI   PITNEY BOWES INC                   30.00           29.00         1.00
HNZ   HJ HEINZ CO                         5.21            4.21         1.00
MCHP  MICROCHIP TECH                     10.31            9.32         0.99
TER   TERADYNE INC                       10.77            9.79         0.98
LRCX  LAM RESEARCH                        5.20            4.25         0.95

TOP 25 DECREASES IN SHORT INTEREST VS FLOAT

                                      Feb. 15         Jan. 31    
                                  Short Interest   Short Interest   
Ticker Name                        /Free Float %   /Free Float %    Decrease % 
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CSX   CSX CORP                            1.15           21.58       -20.43
PPG   PPG INDS INC                       10.39           26.60       -16.21
SWY   SAFEWAY INC                        31.15           34.92        -3.77
BMC   BMC SOFTWARE INC                    6.62           10.32        -3.70
NFLX  NETFLIX INC                        14.88           18.05        -3.17
FSLR  FIRST SOLAR INC                    27.79           30.44        -2.65
PVH   PVH CORP                            3.50            5.57        -2.07
GRMN  GARMIN LTD                         12.45           13.70        -1.25
FDO   FAMILY DOLLAR ST                    4.04            5.27        -1.23
TSO   TESORO CORP                         6.04            7.25        -1.21
LIFE  LIFE TECHNOLOGIE                    1.77            2.97        -1.20
LTD   LIMITED BRANDS                      3.42            4.58        -1.16
LEN   LENNAR CORP-A                      21.14           22.13        -0.99
STZ   CONSTELLATION-A                     1.93            2.89        -0.96
HST   HOST HOTELS & RE                    5.52            6.46        -0.94
HP    HELMERICH & PAYN                    5.06            5.99        -0.93
PCLN  PRICELINE.COM                       4.56            5.46        -0.90
CRM   SALESFORCE.COM                      9.51           10.40        -0.90
STX   SEAGATE TECHNOLO                   10.15           11.04        -0.89
SNI   SCRIPPS NET-CL A                    4.71            5.57        -0.86
DELL  DELL INC                            1.96            2.81        -0.85
PLL   PALL CORP                           3.62            4.46        -0.83
TRIP  TRIPADVISOR INC                     9.41           10.23        -0.82
BLL   BALL CORP                           2.81            3.62        -0.81
SWK   STANLEY BLACK &                     4.93            5.74        -0.81

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