Nasdaq Short Interest by Industries as of Feb. 28

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. 28 settlement date. The total positions increased 2.44 percent from previous period. The ratios of short interest vs. float increased 0.11 percent from previous period.



                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Total Company          2351    7,254  7,081   2.44  5.00   4.88   0.11   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Discretionary #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Automobiles & Componen  20      64.4     59.1   9.0  7.47   6.86   0.61   6.0
Consumer Durables & Ap  55     160.7    162.8  -1.3  9.97  10.18  -0.21   6.2
Consumer Services       80     210.3    200.8   4.8  6.78   6.48   0.30   5.1
Media                   64     666.0    635.5   4.8  6.02   5.75   0.27   4.8
Retailing               94     368.1    364.9   0.9  7.15   7.08   0.06   3.3
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Total                  313   1,469.5  1,423.1   3.3  6.75   6.54   0.21   4.5
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Consumer Staples       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Food & Staples Retaili  20      24.1     23.5   2.7  2.70   2.63   0.07   3.4
Food Beverage & Tobacc  41     105.4    102.3   3.0  3.26   3.16   0.09   2.8
Household & Personal P  19      40.9     39.3   3.8  8.61   8.30   0.32  13.5
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Total                   80     170.3    165.1   3.2  3.70   3.59   0.11   3.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Energy                  89     203.1    204.7  -0.8  6.32   6.43  -0.11   4.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Financials             #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Banks                  399     318.9    312.8   1.9  3.22   3.16   0.06   4.7
Diversified Financials  82     146.7    155.2  -5.5  3.22   3.41  -0.19   2.9
Insurance               40      24.4     25.3  -3.6  2.91   3.01  -0.10   5.6
Real Estate             28      29.5     30.1  -1.9  3.27   3.54  -0.27   1.8
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Total                  549     519.5    523.3  -0.7  3.21   3.25  -0.04   3.7
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Health Care            #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Health Care Equipment  156     333.0    326.4   2.0  5.90   5.80   0.10   6.0
Pharmaceuticals, Biote 252   1,290.4  1,263.3   2.1  8.14   8.01   0.13   6.2
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Total                  408   1,623.4  1,589.7   2.1  7.55   7.43   0.12   6.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Industrials            #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Capital Goods          136     177.2    173.3   2.3  5.12   5.01   0.11   6.0
Commercial & Professio  65     126.4    129.0  -2.0  6.07   6.19  -0.12   8.2
Transportation          51     126.6    122.2   3.7  4.82   4.65   0.18   5.1
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Total                  252     430.3    424.5   1.4  5.27   5.19   0.07   6.2
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
Information Technology #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Semiconductors & Semic 116     767.3    746.7   2.8  4.29   4.16   0.13   2.9
Software & Services    236     831.9    811.3   2.5  2.95   2.87   0.07   2.5
Technology Hardware &  212     721.6    702.9   2.7  3.86   3.76   0.10   3.2
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Total                  564   2,320.8  2,260.8   2.7  3.58   3.49   0.09   2.8
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Materials               51      59.8     58.2   2.7  4.01   3.91   0.09   4.1
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Telecommunication Serv  32     452.2    427.1   5.9 14.15  13.38   0.77  10.6
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                               Short Interest       S.I./Float         Days to
                                 Total(mln)           Ratio(%)     Ratio Cover 
                       #cos     2/28    2/15  %Chg   2/28   2/15   Chg   2/28 
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Utilities               13       5.0      4.9   3.0  2.44   2.37   0.07  11.2
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