U.S. Market Total 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 NYSE, NYSE Alternext and Nasdaq Stock as of the Feb. 15 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.27 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.06 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          4386   17,658 17,265   2.27  3.53   3.46   0.06   3.6
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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  46     267.9    261.4   2.5  3.42   3.34   0.08   3.7
Consumer Durables & Ap 128     591.6    585.0   1.1  8.63   8.54   0.09   5.0
Consumer Services      141     484.4    467.7   3.6  5.36   5.18   0.19   4.1
Media                  113     995.2    966.2   3.0  5.53   5.38   0.15   4.4
Retailing              170     919.4    914.2   0.6  6.13   6.09   0.05   4.4
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Total                  598   3,258.6  3,194.5   2.0  5.75   5.64   0.11   4.4
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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  33     334.3    348.5  -4.1  4.75   4.95  -0.19   5.8
Food Beverage & Tobacc 101     393.1    379.2   3.7  2.04   1.96   0.07   2.6
Household & Personal P  40     157.8    150.6   4.8  2.93   2.79   0.14   3.7
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Total                  174     885.1    878.2   0.8  2.79   2.76   0.03   3.5
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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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Energy                 381   1,725.1  1,682.2   2.5  3.35   3.27   0.08   3.7
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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                  468     786.0    758.4   3.6  2.59   2.50   0.09   4.6
Diversified Financials 170     773.6    727.8   6.3  1.98   1.86   0.12   1.9
Insurance              118     356.2    337.0   5.7  2.18   2.07   0.12   2.9
Real Estate            220     817.0    802.7   1.8  3.72   3.68   0.04   3.7
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Total                  976   2,732.8  2,626.0   4.1  2.54   2.44   0.09   3.0
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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  247     693.8    672.4   3.2  3.75   3.64   0.11   4.1
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 305   1,640.5  1,636.2   0.3  4.41   4.41   0.00   5.3
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Total                  552   2,334.3  2,308.6   1.1  4.19   4.15   0.04   4.9
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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          346     825.6    821.3   0.5  2.53   2.52   0.01   3.9
Commercial & Professio 137     363.3    363.7  -0.1  5.44   5.44  -0.01   6.8
Transportation          92     336.7    323.0   4.2  3.52   3.75  -0.23   3.5
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Total                  575   1,525.7  1,508.0   1.2  3.12   3.15  -0.03   4.2
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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 130     899.4    854.5   5.3  4.65   4.43   0.22   3.5
Software & Services    321   1,164.7  1,117.2   4.3  3.21   3.13   0.07   2.6
Technology Hardware &  274   1,074.5  1,072.7   0.2  3.65   3.64   0.01   2.5
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Total                  725   3,138.6  3,044.4   3.1  3.69   3.61   0.08   2.8
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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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Materials              252     986.3  1,001.4  -1.5  3.38   3.43  -0.05   3.9
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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  53     759.4    726.3   4.6  4.17   4.03   0.15   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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Utilities              100     312.1    295.6   5.6  1.96   1.86   0.10   3.2
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